desert Tortoise - what is a desert Tortoise in military

Desert Tortoise

An endangered desert dwelling reptile with a hard shell that resides on live fire ranges in 29 Palms, taunting you to go to prison for accidentally fucking with it. Has the ability to shut down entire ranges and render the U.S. Marine Corps ineffective while in its presence.

Our convoy got off course and we accidentally drove straight through a desert tortoise breeding zone. We’re all criminals, now.