Gypsy and Tucker found something new to intrigue them at Grand Oaks. Nope, not the horses. They wanted to meet that hard shelled critter that came out to eat grass behind our motorhome each afternoon. We shared the immediate area with two gopher tortoises each about 15" long, and there was evidence of more throughout the property. The tortoise is a threatened species in parts of the southeast as loss of this tortoise could threaten the future of over 300 other animals that shelter in the tortoise burrows.
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I'm not certain what Tucker and Gypsy might have done had they gotten up close to the creature....
I'm not certain what the creature may have done if he came nose to nose with them.
Although he seems very placid, I wasn't willing to let it happen!