Bump me with your plastron, you sexy Threatened thing you.

Making new desert tortoises in Joshua Tree.

4 thoughts on “Bump me with your plastron, you sexy Threatened thing you.

  1. Stephen Gyetko

    Cool. Up to five years you say? Wow, that’s a terrific adaptation. The female can ‘wait out’ periods of less than optimal conditions. Man, isn’t evolution wonderful. As I saw on a bumper sticker the other day….”Smile….Darwin Loves You”.

  2. chascpeterson

    Funniest sight in all nature. Love finds a way, even for the rigid-box-bound. But it ain’t always graceful.

  3. Stephen Gyetko

    The desert tortoise may be funny, but for me, it’s pigeons. They have such difficulty maintaining balance, they’re always in a constant state of falling off, necessitating a ‘re-mount’. It must be very frustrating for the hens.