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Relocating gopher tortoises

Environmental Consultant Tom Trettis searches for a good place to release a female gopher tortoise at the Naples Preserve on Thursday, April 17, 2008. The tortoises were relocated from Lely Resort.

Photo by DAVID ALBERS, Daily News

Environmental Consultant Tom Trettis searches for a good place to release a female gopher tortoise at the Naples Preserve on Thursday, April 17, 2008. The tortoises were relocated from Lely Resort.

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  • Environmental Consultant Tom Trettis leads a female gopher tortoise to opening of a burrow he dug at the Naples Preserve on Thursday, April 17, 2008. The tortoises were relocated from Lely Resort.
  • A female gopher tortoise is measured and marked before being released at the Naples Preserve on Thursday, April 17, 2008. The tortoises were relocated from Lely Resort.
  • Environmental Consultant Tom Trettis searches for a good place to release a female gopher tortoise at the Naples Preserve on Thursday, April 17, 2008. The tortoises were relocated from Lely Resort.
  • Environmental Consultant Tom Trettis digs a started burrow for a female gopher tortoise he releases at the Naples Preserve on Thursday, April 17, 2008. The tortoises were relocated from Lely Resort.
  • A female gopher tortoise takes a look around after being released at the Naples Preserve on Thursday, April 17, 2008. The tortoises were relocated from Lely Resort.
  • Volunteer Ron Echols examines the cactus flowers that add to the diet of a gopher tortoise at the Naples Preserve on Thursday, April 17, 2008. The tortoises were relocated from Lely Resort.

Gopher tortoises were relocated from Lely Resort to the Naples Preserve on Thursday, April 17, 2008.

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