About a week ago I was driving from Ojai when I saw a little tortoise crossing highway 33. I pulled over and picked up the little guy (or gal) from the hazards of the road. Having never seen a tortoise in this area, I was very curious what kind of tortoise he was. Having grown up in the Mojave Desert I was quite sure he was not a Desert Tort. I took him to a local veterinarian and she told me he (confirmed) is a Russian Tortoise. We decided to keep him and researched how to best care for the little guy. This is how I came across this forum which gave us ideas on the pen we made over the weekend. It measures 6’ long, 3.5’ wide, and 2’ high. I look forward to being part of this forum!