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

by Coachella Valley | August 31, 2020 3:13 am

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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