Monday, July 25, 2011

There's a new tortoise in town!

All photos by Matt Ball, 7/25/11
My hand, for scale
Brown oval in the lower left
Well, maybe s/he's not so new, but the smallest Desert Tortoise I've seen. My husband and I changed the hummingbird feeders in the canyon today, and I nearly tripped over this tortoise on the way out. Careful to keep our distance for the photos, we were left a 'present' from a fellow herbivore. I say: Live long and prosper. 

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