Two peas in a pod ♥️
The truest love. Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️❤️❤️
Yesterday humom brought me some grazing mix she grew inside the house, put it in a sun puddle, and we pretended it was spring!
Boa sorte, amiguinha!!!!
Turtle on Drain Pipe – January 2020
This turtle looks like he is swimming in the air, but he is really trying to rock himself off a drain pipe that goes into the canal alongside Snake Road. I’ve tried to get pictures of him many times, but he slides into the water as soon as anyone comes at all close. This time, he was for some reason hung up on the drain pipe and couldn’t quickly slip into the water. I almost lost the shot because of laughing, but the image was more important than the humor of the situation.
Because what’s better than a tortoise? A tortoise that’s a keystone species!
Gopherus polyphemus, or the gopher tortoise, is part of a genus that includes the only true tortoises native to North America.
an excellent dirt-weathered gentleman
also their babies look like this
Oh also they’re super important keystone species. These little friends build burrows for living in, and not just for tortoises! Lots of different creatures end up using these burrows!
Dig that hole!
Look how snug!
It is gopher tortoise appreciation hours!
These lovelies, aside from being the state reptile for Georgia and Florida, also ranges from threatened to vulnerable, due to a combination of human and animal predation, habitat destruction, traffic mortality, and the pet trade.
Please support your local tortoise conservation efforts!
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Curious fact: The way loggerhead turtles feed on their hard-shelled prey recycles important nutrients and keeps ocean floor sediments in balance. Loggerhead turtles carry colonies of small plants and animals on their shells which serve as important habitat themselves. As many as 100 species of animals and plants have been recorded living on one single loggerhead turtle.
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A tortoise was mugged by two snails.
When asked what happened, he said “I don’t know. It all happened so fast!”
The elongated tortoise (Indotestudo elongata) is a species of tortoise found in Southeast Asia and parts of the Indian Subcontinent, particularly Northeast India.
What are you lookin’ at?
Best friend Kirby sent me a hatchday gift! I got a card, stickers for my shell and and egg with a dino in it. Apparently, I get to put it together like Lego. I can’t wait but first, I have to figure out how to open the egg.
Isn’t that want humans are for?! demand action Waffles! 😀 also happy hatchday! we heart you the most.
Heosemys spinosa, the Indonesian spiny turtle. Babies of this species have extreme serrations (think little Beyblades!), but they lose most of it as they grow to adult size. We are very fortunate to be able to work with a group of these unique animals.