The digging begins to remove a tortoise living in the path of the new entrance drive. They will be relocated to a safer and better location within the Arboretum.
Time to bring in the heavy equipment
Gopher tortoises can burrow up to 20 feet underground.
Volunteer Arboretum board member Rachael Sulkers, an ecologist with Environmental Services, Inc., retrieves the little digger.
The youngster is ready for relocation to a safer home.
Placed in his new home deep within the Arboretum.