I had a gopher tortoise burrow under my house several years back. They are protected in FL and can not be relocated. During one torrential summer storm his tunnel flooded. I was out in the pouring rain trying to get him out without success. Sadly he drown. He was right under the slab under the master bedroom. Very sad and smelly. I ended up having to dig him out. The smell... OMG! FWIW, he was a very cool tortoise, I named him Teddy. He loved romaine lettuce and kale. Healthy little reptile.Yep, this is the third one that I had to find that died under the house. Each one smelled to high heaven, it was enough to gag a maggot, adn they are smell, only about 3 inches long. They seem to get to a place where there is a hole/vent where the air flow can come up into the house before they die. I sealed up the hole where they were getting in so hopefully this the last one. Come summer I am going to cover the area with some metal to hopefully prevent them from getting in again. I had to open the window in the bedroom to air it out some and the temp was only about 40 degrees today.