Observed 3 crossing road in this area
Removed from highway, unharmed.
Kolomoki State Park, GA
The tortoise was swimming. Seemed totally fine.
Several of these live in the neighborhood.
This desert tortoise was in the ditch on the side of the road as I passed. He didn't move the entire time I observed him, and I was quite concerned that he was too close to the road so I moved him into the vegetation. He was huge, and very heavy.
This desert tortoise was parked in the middle of the dirt road. I didn't want her to get hit so I moved her in the direction she was traveling. She moved quickly into the vegetation.
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...