I didn't expect to out do the rattlesnake find of a few days ago (Day 127) but today I did.
I was toolin' along on my bike and swerved to miss a boulder in the road.
"That was no boulder!"
I have come across many more rattlesnakes in my desert travels than I have Desert Tortoise so this was super exciting for me to find. Wonderful animals they are.
It is believed you can tell the age of a Desert Tortoise by counting the rings on one of those sections of the shell but unlike a tree these rings do not form annually for their growth period is irregular due to varying conditions. Nevertheless this guy is pretty old but I think I have him beat.
Okay. you're becoming annoying.
That's it. I'm outta here.
Another outstanding day in the desert!