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New to the hobby, what tortoise is this?

Discussion in 'North American Tortoises (genus Gopherus)' started by Ryan1783, Oct 3, 2019.

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  1. Ryan1783

    Ryan1783 New Member

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    i need help IDing this tortoise, got it from a friend of mine

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    Looks like a mountain tortoise.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    That's a California desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii), and it is a protected species. You are allowed to have it, however, it should be registered with the State. Also, you can't buy or sell them for money, and they can't be removed for California.
    https://tortoise.org/cttc/cdfw_dt_permit_app.pdf
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