Jul 27 2010

Desert Tortoise Exodus

Melissa Crytzer Fry

Each summer, we’re lucky enough to see a few desert tortoises waddle on by our house. This year’s first sighting included a little guy no bigger than a cereal bowl.

Baby desert tortoise passing through our backyard in southeastern Arizona. Click to enlarge.

Even with their tiny legs, these creatures can move quite quickly and cover some very steep hills and rocky terrain. Truth be told, I think he just knew we were throwing my husband’s 40th birthday bash, and he wanted in on the action.

I made sure we steered him away from the quad path and up the hill. Until next time, little one!

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