Pebbles and Niblet cactus flower
Pebbles in Ivy

Pebbles is a small male who is living in the juvenile enclosure at RCI. Pebbles was nestled in a rocky spot in the back alleyway behind the property of the Westmoreland family (James, Andrea, Nathaniel, Dean) in San Antonio. They suspect that he journeyed up from the Salado Creek area, ~1/4 mile down the road. Mr. Westmoreland did some research, realized it was a Texas gopher tortoise, and contacted Parks and Wildlife. A day later, in late July 2020, the Westmoreland family drove to Austin to deliver Pebbles to his new home.

Pebbles' arrival
Westmoreland family with Pebbles