So we have a new addition to the family. I adopted her from my work since she has mild shell rot and had abcesses. I hope we can get her happy and healthy here as she is a total sweetie and deserves a good home. They nicknamed her Diablo at the store but I am thinking of changing her name to Gamera, like in Godzilla. She is fearless and closed doors confuse her. I think she will fit in just fine.

What sweet smiling shell friend!! So lucky to find a quality forever home with you! Godzilla is a fabulous name.. or perhaps Gamera?!


Desert Tortoises (Gopherus agassizii),
Joshua Tree National Park, CA, USA

During this time of year, the Desert Tortoises in Southern CA are dormant in their burrows, waiting for Spring.

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photograph by Stacey Manson | NPS