Roy's Postcards: 1986/05/17

Inscription:

I didn't see any turtle except this postcard. We are in the desert going to San Antonio.

Postcard front:

DESERT TORTOISE

Postcard back:

DESERT TORTOISE
(Gopherus agassizi)
A rare species found in Southern and Western Arizona into Sonora, Mexico. The desert tortoise feeds mainly on grasses and herbs and burrows into the ground during periods of extreme heat or cold.

Photo © Paul Berquist

Leonard's comments:

This turtle is not having any of it. Maybe it's angry that it's named after Louis Agassiz.

See also: southwest rachel



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