Found these 2 standing next to each other
Econlockhatchee Sandhills Conservation Area, Orange County, FL, April 2014.
Found in Fredericksburg area (out of range) crossing roadway. Apparently relocated from natural range. Former captive/escape? Recovered, TPWD advised.
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...