My wife and I hiked a trail yesterday through Dunn's Creek State Park south of Palatke, FL and were fascinated with 3 Gopher Tortoises we encountered on the trail, 2 were in individual large holes/excavations---they were very large. Whenever we encounter these fascinating critters, I am amazed by their size---in fact, I've never seen a small one, like a juvenile. They're about 3-4X's larger than the biggest box turtle I've ever seen up north. Can anyone shed light on them? Longevity, or otherwise? Thanks!