Capturing The Moment — Desert Tortoise   10 comments

Desert Tortoise In Our Courtyard

Desert Tortoise In Our Courtyard

Most of the time he is underground or under the courtyard ground cover.
Most of the time he is underground or under the courtyard ground cover.

Lately he has been wanted out of the courtyard area.

Lately he has wanted out of the courtyard area.

He is getting bored -- it is mating season.

He is getting bored — it is mating season.

He had made several attempt to get out, that I'm aware of.

He had made several attempt to get out, that I’m aware of.

Often with this result -- not to worry, he can right himself up.

Often with this result — not to worry, he can right himself up.

Life Goes Go — Images by kenne

Desert Tortoise
 
The Desert Tortoise is Dying out,
When I hear about their history I want to cry and shout,
Off-road vehicles are driven through their home,
To look for a new one they have to roam,
Their habitats have been destroyed,
I think the tortoises are sad and annoyed,
Even though the desert looks lifeless,
There are animals out there that are helpless,
If they die others will too,
Because living things are connected like paper and glue,
Everything in this world is linked,
So we need to help them before they’re extinct.

— Lynne Chen
(Lynne is a teenager whose dream job is to be an author and a pediatrician.)

10 responses to “Capturing The Moment — Desert Tortoise

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  1. Kenne, when we were learning about tortoises from the Desert Museum with the intention of keeping one, they said that it was a good idea to have solid or opaque barriers all round. If the the critters can see through or beyond the barrier, they will just keep trying to dig through, under, or around. Very frustrating. Looks like yours may have a case of the “want out”s.

    Dan

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    • Good point, Dan. I must have not caught that in the training. Most of the time the tortoise is in other parts of the yard under things. When he goes up by the gate, he will try to get it a couple of times, then head away. This is more of resent thing, so I wasn’t sure what to make of it.

      Thanks for your informed feedback.

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  2. I love Tortoises. The shot of him yawning is priceless.

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  3. Your pictures are quite delightful. Isn’t the shell of the tortoise a beautiful design of nature? In our area, the box turle seems to be disappearing. When my sons were younger, they would bring them home quite often, but now I don’t even see them along the road or in the fields.

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  4. What had he done with his key??

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  5. Reblogged this on tanuri.

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