It seems this hatchling Flat-tailed Tortoise (Pyxis planicauda) has picked up a hitchhiker! 

Well sometimes the tortoise taxi is ok. When you’re both small and sorta slow team work can be fortuitous 🙂 

Wow! these are fantastic. Thought I would post them on Tort time in order to promote the tortoise aspect of the work. As an art and architecture enthusiast, on the other hand, I love these beyond the inclusion of my favorite animals. And well… I think they are pretty clever and well done. 


I did these about a year ago for class and I’m still more proud of them then I am of probably any of my other pieces. They’re based on the fact that some animals, like turtles and snails, carry their homes around on their backs. It seemed clever at the time.