Horticulture in the Desert

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Rabbit, Lizards & Tortoise, Oh My!

Posted by VT Jenny on October 28, 2008

A jackrabbit, lizards and a desert tortoise at the Desert Botanical Garden.


2 Responses to “Rabbit, Lizards & Tortoise, Oh My!”

  1. josh said

    what a nice desert tortoise! where was this taken? were there other desert torts there as well? the color of the flower in contrast with the little guy is really nice. great photo!

  2. VT Jenny said

    The tortoise was found on a trail at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. He’s really small, about 3 inches long on the shell. He was alone but there are other tortoises in the garden. The one named Patch was found in the parking lot with a hole in his shell several years ago. They patched it with fiberglass, released him in the garden and he is occasionally seen around the garden.

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