Video: Tips for Identifying a Texas Tortoise

Texas tortoise
Image credit: Clinton and Charles Robertson via flickr

Think you may have found a Texas tortoise but uncertain what to do? This video gives tips on identifying Texas tortoises (Gopherus berlandieri), a species listed as threatened by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, and what to do if you find one. The species’ range includes parts of south central Texas and the Mexican states of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas.