An Awesome New Neighbor is a Gopher Tortoise
An Awesome New Neighbor is a Gopher Tortoise tells the story of the author’s encounter with her new neighbor, a Florida gopher tortoise. It then goes on to explain one of the laws protecting these threatened animals from their worst enemy, man.
Caught by Surprise
Two properties down from mine I have been noticing the development of quite a sand pile along the fence line. Right now there is enough vegetation along the edge of the road that most of the ground is hard to see, so one afternoon I stopped to see what was going on. As I suspected, the sand pile was the outside of a new gopher tortoise burrow. The sand was very fresh and…
step turtle what are you doing
Nature Day (by: Garden of Eve)
So last week I found a turtle and was wondering how it got onto my patio. It had to pass my stream, pond and bridge. I helped it move back into the woods.
Well, today I shut my water off to clean the pond and found him under the water. Who knew… I bet he was pissed he had to walk all the way back.
When I went to my filter, I was greeted by 2 snakes under the rock covering it. I also had to grab a goldfish that was living upstream in a little shallow spot. I threw him back over to the deeper area with his buddies. I guess he thought he was a salmon.
Also it’s frogs galore in my pond. They are quiet and no problem at all. It’s a nice fun ecosystem.
BIG MAMA found laying eggs near a dam. So nice of her to let me lay on the ground to get some pics!
same, Shellrond. Same.
just checking to see if any noms got lost over here… nothing to worry about.
He just wants to go out and meet the neighbors! Silly human thinking that gate would stop him.
( this human had a small heart attack seeing tortie friend walking towards the road… but don’t worry this little trouble maker is just fine. secure your gates humans!)