Specimen observed sunning itself amongst boulders in mixed conifer forest, at approx. 2,800 meters elevation. Temperature was in the 60 F degree range. Specimen was extremely difficult to see. Location is approximate. This was the earliest that a large C. molussus was observed at such a high elevation in Central mexico
The tortoises are on the move, following late summer rains 2 days ago. This little one was wandering down the middle of the river crossing. The back of his shell near his tail was chipped off, and I couldn't see a tail.