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What in the world is he???

Discussion in 'Tortoises' started by backwardcinderella, Oct 25, 2007.

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  1. backwardcinderella

    backwardcinderella New Member

    My uncle found this little guy in his garage... Almost ran over him, in fact... Well, he didn't want to keep him, and me being the one to whom everyone brings unwanted strays, well, he's come to live with me today. I know enough about turtles and tortoises to know what they eat and if they're male or female... we had a desert tortoise when I was a kid.
    Anyway, I've never seen one like him, and I can't find anything on google or anywhere else on what he may be... Here's a picture of him. I apologize in advance for the poor quality, the only camera I have is on my phone. If you need a better one, let me know, and I'll try to borrow a camera.
    My name is Typhanie, by the way. Hi.

  2. Moshpitrockchick

    Moshpitrockchick Subscribed User Premium Member

    Hi....looks like a hockey puck to me :) I'm just teasing, I have no idea what it is though....

    Telling us where you live might help someone ID it though....there re usually very strict laws about removing torts from the wild so you might have to call fish and wildlife to find out what to do with him.
  3. backwardcinderella

    backwardcinderella New Member

    I live in Glendale, AZ. I don't think he's wild... He likes people, which I though was strange, our last little guy didn't want anything to do with us.
  4. SurvivorSteph

    SurvivorSteph Subscribed User Premium Member

    Still doesn't rule out him/her being wild. You should check with the local authorities. If he's a non-native species, they'll probably be more than happy to leave him/her with you. :)
  5. backwardcinderella

    backwardcinderella New Member

    I'll do that in the morning.
  6. Lyn

    Lyn Elite Member

    Welcome to HC Network....cute little guy...hope you can ID him/her!!
  7. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    Hi and welcome! good luck with your little dude. I agree with Lacey! Looks like a hockey puck!
  8. venus

    venus Founding Member

    Very cute indeed :D....Welcome to Herpcenter.
  9. kenman1963

    kenman1963 Moderator

    Can you possibly post a clearer picture ? from above, below, the head and tail ?
  10. Typhanie

    Typhanie Elite Member

    Hey! That's my name!


    Welcome. It should be interesting having someone with my name around. Up until a year or two ago, it was virtually impossible to find someone who spelled it that way. Suddenly there are dozens of us. :D

    I hope you get and identification on the little guy. The picture's a little hard for us to tell what it is. The wildlife commission should be able to help.
  11. titus

    titus Elite Member Premium Member

    It's kind of tough from the picture but based off what little I can tell. It could be a species of gofer turtle their known to live in your area and dig long burrows up to 10 Meters to keep cool in summer.
  12. delicious

    delicious New Member

  13. kratos

    kratos Well-Known Member

    Welcome. And yes that's a cute little hocky puck you got there.
  14. MoogleBass

    MoogleBass Kittes are so nice! Premium Member

    Locked, this post is from last October. Please pay attention to the dates.
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