Gopher Tortoise Sightings

Gopher Tortoise

Gopher tortoises are found throughout Florida. Using this site, you can report the location of tortoises and their burrows, or notify the FWC of sick, injured or dead tortoises. With your help, FWC will be able to better document where gopher tortoises are living in our Florida communities so we can work together to protect them.

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Sighting Form

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Please reach out to a rehabilitator or veterinarian directly to ensure the tortoise receives medical attention immediately. Contact a local wildlife rehabilitator or veterinarian for guidance during business hours. After business hours, contact an emergency veterinarian for guidance. Provide location information to ensure the tortoise can be returned to its burrow after treatment. For a list of local rehabilitators, call FWC weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 850-921-1030.

Please do not use this app to report mortalities suspected to be caused by illegal activities. Instead, please report suspected illegal activity online, call 888-404-FWCC (3922), or send a text to

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Disclaimer: Florida has a very broad public records law and any information you submit will become part of this record. If you do not want your information released in response to a public records request, do not send email or submit inquiries to FWC using this application.