Found Texas tortoise while crossing Sam Rayburn bridge,stopped and put in car and drove north to boat ramp and placed it on the grass.
Found in a Mro village
The tortoise was found in the middle of 100-150 acre area with 70-80% brush cover. Distribution of individual mottes was relatively uniform. Bare ground was more common in between individual mottes, while western wild petunia, lazy daisy, tasajillo and Texas bristlegrass dominated in the shade of the brush. Dominant brush species included mesquite, whitebrush, guayacan, blackbrush, and cenizo.
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...