Human impact and a booming bird population are devastating the Mojave desert tortoise. But one man is trying some unusual methods to save them

A baby desert tortoise is no match for a raven. The tiny reptile’s soft shell is easily pierced, offering the bird a tantalizing fix of delicious entrails.

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