Wednesday, April 1, 2009


I started out to get the mail a few minutes ago and there was a baby gopher tortoise hoofing it across the driveway! They are on the Threatened List because so much of their habitat has been paved over. They like to live in the sandy soil of pine forests and with the rampant growth that Florida has seen, so much of those pine forests are now shopping malls or subdivisions or both, and the tortoises haven't fared very well. This little guy, who is less than 6" long, posed for a few pictures, then continued on his merry way.


jeanne said...

Run Forest Run!!!!

Liane said...

So darn cute! Love him... or her! LOL

ya ya's mom said...

awwwwwwwwww, too cute!!! i want a box turtle for my classroom!