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Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii)

Created: December 6th, 2018 - 02:12 AM
Last Modified: December 6th, 2018 - 02:12 AM
Entered by: Jeff Teel
Record 312802
Country:
United States
State:
California
County:
Riverside County
Time:
2018-10-13 13:43:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Sub-Adult
Sex:
--
Method:
Road cruising
Habitat:
Lower Colorado Desert scrub
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
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Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
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Sky Conditions:
Partly Cloudy
Moon Phase:
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Elevation:
607.00ft
Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

Extremely heavy rains the night prior. We camped in a near by Mtn. Range and was tough getting out due to flash flooding. The torts enjoyed this day, as not long after this photo we got stuck attempting to cross a washed out section of road and a person we talked to that came by said they ride in this area for 41 years and have never seen a Desert Tort yet this day he had come across two others earlier in the day. We stuck around and watched to make sure it get off the road safely. It climbed the burm up and found some shade and ended up parking for a little bit so we took off.

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