- Jan 7, 2018
- Location (City and/or State)
This has to be an escapee from a nearby neighbor.Hi there,
So fair warning, I know nothing about tortoises. I live in Orange County California, in the middle of a huge suburban sprawl. Yet some how we have had 2 tortoises pop in our yard in the last 6 weeks. We have no clue why.
So right now we are contacting local rescues in hopes of finding this lil guy a safe home. We have 3 dogs, and are NOT a good choice.
So until we can find drop this lil dude somewhere safe we wanted to provide some kind of food. However we are struggling to identify them. Could I get some assistance?
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5 inches long currently.
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Picked them up to put them in the box and to look at the under-shell (trying to keep handling to a minimum.)
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close up of the limbs. The spots look red/orange in light and yellow otherwise.
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Another reason why we would like to know is if this lil guy in threatened/ endangered we want to be even more cautious in handling.
Thanks for your time.