This discovery in the garden made me laugh. Our young male California desert tortoise has a friend. Can you spot it?
Yes, there is a young western fence lizard sitting on the tortoise's back. They were both basking in the morning sun. You might think the lizard had mistaken the tortoise for a rock. But I don't think so. When the tortoise walked, the lizard held on. Later in the day, the two were in a different location by side-by-side.
Interested in turtles and tortoises? I recommend Life in a Shell.