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This testy Mojave tortoise had just chased off another male and then set his eyes on me.

This testy Mojave tortoise had just chased off another male and then set his eyes on me.

I can safely say I have never been chased by a Mojave Rattler. After this morning, I cannot say the same about the Mojave Desert Tortoise.

By Akela Arthu

I didnt think I was near close enough for him to pay me any mind but I guess he was feeling extra tenacious today… By Akela Arthur

This testy tortoise had just chased off another male and set his eyes on me. I didnt think I was near close enough for him to pay me any mind but I guess he was feeling extra tenacious today… I now have a tiny gash above the glass of my lens

By Akela Arthur

By Akela Arthur

By Akela Arthur

By Akela Arthur

Mojave Desert Tortoise

He had just won a fight and still had more in him!!

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