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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

VIDEO: Marines airlift 1,100 desert tortoises - The San Diego Union-Tribune

More than 1,000 desert tortoises are taking a trip with the Marine Corps this month.


The fastest they'll ever go.

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I live with three (registered) California Desert Tortoises. They are supposedly the slowest of all tortoises. But they always get where they're going. The Marines have a gung-ho tortoise protection program that includes signs in the vehicles at their Mohave sites reminding the drivers to check under the vehicle for tortoises before driving.

Posted by: Greg | Apr 19, 2017 2:43:12 PM

A registered tortoise: is that like registered artillery?

Posted by: dearieme | Apr 20, 2017 6:14:54 AM

More like registered armor.

Posted by: Greg | Apr 21, 2017 10:42:28 AM