Gopherus agassizii. While I watched from 50 feet away, she wandered around within a 2-foot-diameter area for 3 or 4 minutes.
saw females laying eggs on barrier beach
saw so many of these laying eggs
With 3 Painted Turtles in back.
Three Painted Turtles with Common Snapping Turtle in front.
Turtles are reptiles of the order Chelonii or Testudines characterised by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs and acting as a shield.Turtle may refer to the chelonian order as a whole (American English) or to fresh-water and sea-dwelling chelonians (British English).