Southeastern United States
Sandhills, scrublands, and coastal dunes
What do they eat?
Herbivore; grass and many other plants
IUCN lists as Vulnerable, Florida lists as threatened
Primarily habitat destruction from land developing, habitat fragmentation from roads can cause road mortality
- Keystone species in Florida- their burrows on average are 15 feet long and 6 feet deep, giving homes and shelter to more than 350 other species!