|Photo by Wayne Klement 4/30/2013|
It's great that so many blog readers are out and about with cameras! Wayne saw this healthy-looking Sonoran Desert Tortoise along the road into Bear Canyon, right before the Bear Canyon bridge. These gentle herbivores are a protected species. Don't harass them and never pick them up. They store water in their bladders - a lot of water. If you harass them by picking them up, they'll void their bladder and likely die. I'm not making this up!! If a tram is coming when a tortoise is in the road, you can stand in the way, waving your arms. I promise the tram drivers won't hit you.