I am on a deer lease 10 miles west of Uvalde, right off Hwy 90 on the south side. I saw one tortoise this past May crossing one of the ranch roads. I did not stop to check the sex. Last August I found three of them walking together in the front yard of the ranch house....2 adults and a juvenile
Tortoises (/ˈtɔːr.təs.ɪz/, Testudinidae) are a family of land-dwelling reptiles in the order Testudines. Like other turtles, tortoises are shielded from predators by a shell. The top part of the shell is the carapace, the underside is the plastron, and the two are connected by the bridge. The tortoise endoskeleton has the adaptation of having an external shell fused to the ribcage. Tortoises can vary in size from a few centimeters to two meters. They are usually...