Can you guess what this is?

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Yvonne G

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I received a call from a little old lady in Fresno who had some babies for me to come pick up. She has several adult tortoises that have all gone into hibernation already. The babies are from three females, three separate clutches:

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Can you guess what they are? (I'll give you until 5:30p tonight)

I'm going to keep one from each clutch, but the rest are up for adoption here in the Central Valley of Calif.

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Silly, Yvonne - they are my christmas present!!! Yep, they are :D

Just kidding . . . they are too cute, that's what they are!

OK, really, I have no idea what they are . . . :p

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I also meant to tell you how she gave them a drink. She said that occasionally she would put some warm water into the palm of her hand and place the tortoise in her palm. He would drink and she'd do it again for the next one. If any of you have EVER watched a tortoise drink, you know that it takes a VERY LONG time!! Can you imagine how long this poor woman had to stand there giving 8 babies a drink individually?
 

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Your first guess was close, but no enchilada!

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I only wish it was phayrei...no such luck.


Give the man a silver dollar!!! Eight little Texas tortoise babies! (Gopherus berlandieri)

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So because you are not in Texas is it ok to own one? Do you have to have permits for these guys? I was doing a little reading about them because I had never heard of them before and I was just curious.
 

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The DFG handbook says that you must have a permit to keep ANY of the Gopherus species of tortoise in Calif.

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