Please I.D. my "found" tortoise

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crystal starr

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Im having trouble finding out what species my tortoise is i found her a month ago please help... my phone wont let me upload pics she looks like an african spurred or a desert tortoise
 

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RE: HELP!!!

1st- figure out if it is a native species. Google 'reptiles (your state)'. Most states have some sort of visual database.

If it IS a desert or related native tortoise or box turtle, your second step would be to contact your local game and wildlife office, anonymously if you want, to find out what the laws are concerning them and what to do if you already have one.

If it is NOT a native tortoise, and you cannot upload a photo, then do a Google image search for the species you think it may be. If that does not help, Google image search 'tortoises' and look for what is closest.
 

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RE: HELP!!!

Nothing more to add to what was just said, so welcome to the forum...
 

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RE: HELP!!!

Here she is her name is tootsie
 

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That looks like a cute sulcata to me, also appears to have been around the block a few times. Where did you find her?? also you should take some more photos! I wanna see the big spikey legs straight on!
 

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Looking like a sulcata to me also. You should check craigslist and other places, vets, etc to make sure someone hasn't lost it before just planning on keeping it. If no owners found, Congrats, you are the proud owners:D
 

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It is a sulcata. I would go the craigslist route on the off chance I might be able to find the original owner, but be vague or people might try to take advantage of your kindness. If it has been a month, though, most folks would have given up by now. I would not, but most folks.
 

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Hi crystal starr:

Welcome to the Tortoise Forum!!

Is your name Crystal?

And may we know appx. where in the world you are?
 

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RE: Please I.D. my "found" tortoise

I found her in the middle of a road i posted signs near where i found her and been on craigslist also so yes ive givin up did my research on how to care for her.. I live in San Antonio Texas :D
 

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Texas they can live outdoors all year round in Texas can't they or does it get to cold there? Looks like you got a pretty lil sulcata then. ;) she's lucky you came along to get her outta the road. :)
 

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Yes when we found her a bird was circling around her im very glad i found her in time dont know how long she had been out there but she seems happy now and my kids and i are now big tortoise fans because of her shes a cutie!
 

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crystal starr said:
I found her in the middle of a road i posted signs near where i found her and been on craigslist also so yes ive givin up did my research on how to care for her.. I live in San Antonio Texas :D

Reads to me like you are good to go, then.
 
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