Yeah, yeah, yeah: we know they’re tortoises, OK? I just like the word “turtle,” so that’s what we call them. They don’t seem to mind.
If it’s possible to spoil reptiles, we’re well on our way. This is what I did just minutes ago when I saw this one out there waiting for me to Bring the Water:
Isn’t that pathetic? (And WAY cute)
& does anyone know: is this a desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) or some other kind?