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A Long Winter’s Nap

Posted: Thursday, January 14th, 2016 @ 7:12 pm in Reptiles | Comments Off on A Long Winter’s Nap

Cold weather and shorter days often mean spending more time indoors, choosing warmer clothing and, for those of us fortunate enough to travel year-round, migrating to warmer climes.  The animals we watch face similar problems, and in some cases escape the cold in similar ways.  Some migrate each year, while many grow a warmer coat.  […]

Tortoise Tales

Posted: Friday, May 15th, 2015 @ 9:14 am in Reptiles | Comments Off on Tortoise Tales

A desert tortoise lumbers in slow motion through the cactus forest, pausing occasionally to chew a sprig of grass. With its body shielded by armored plate, this critter seems more in keeping with dinosaurs and pterosaurs than with coyotes and kit foxes; a remnant of the prehistoric past. In fact, however, tortoises haven’t been around […]

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