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Discussion in 'North American Tortoises (genus Gopherus)' started by Concha's Mom, Aug 8, 2019.

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  1. Concha's Mom

    Concha's Mom New Member

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    Hello everyone,

    This guy/gal was strolling my cousins front yard yesterday. The carapace looks like a sulcata. We need to know what species so she can care for it properly.

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    well I think a better picture
    I'm no expert a veteran maybe able to tell.
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    Not a sulcata. Was he found in an area of the country that naturally has desert tortoises?
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    Desert tortoise
    It may be illegal to possess.
    I'm not sure of your local laws.
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    Yes, he was found in Las Vegas. Do you think maybe a desert tortoise?
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    Itd be best to release him back near where you found him.
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    THANK YOU FOR ALL HOUR HELP!! :tort:
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    He was in a neighborhood where there are lot of dogs and cats. He's smaller than the palm of your hand and was starving. I will tell her to put him in a more barren area. THANKS AGAIN!!
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    I know for a fact it is illegal in Nevada. She is returning it further away from the neighborhood.
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    Hopefully she'll find somewhere safe with some vegetation around for cover and food.
    Maybe give it a soak in lukewarm water and a good feed before it goes.
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    Vegas has lots of desert tortoises. They are protected and no one can build where they are until they have been moved.
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    Possibly a Berlandiers tortoise? Better pictures top and bottom indeed.
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    Berlandiers Tortoise? Is that a type of desert tortoise?
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    Texas desert tortoise, but it's not.
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    Did some searching and decided Berlandiers not native to that area but neither is agasizzi. Wonder what kind this is?

    Need more pictures please. Many could ID with good pics.
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