Burrowing Owls (athene cunicularia) are small owls that make burrows in the ground similar to the Gopher Tortoise. While a Gopher Tortoise burrow is usually a half-moon shape, a Burrowing Owl’s burrow will be more round and usually has feathers around the edges. Burrows left by owls are also more shallow than those left by Gopher Tortoises.
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