Abnormally warm winter weather for the last few weeks means some repiles have started coming up above ground to move around earlier than usual — including this adult wild desert tortoise I saw last Friday morning at the farm, near what looked to be newly dug burrows. This is near where Stephanie rescued a very young tortoise last July.

Related: “Environmentalists say solar projects will endanger desert tortoises” (Associated Press, Feb. 24, 2013)


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2 Responses to EARLY TORTOISE

  1. Bill says:

    snakes are out also, I have already seen 2, one Feb10, one Feb19

  2. Glad to have evidence of someone finding pleasure in the romance and reality of “the desert.”

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