Saturday, August 21, 2010

Go, Go Gopher Tortoise!

We were going for a Sunday drive through the woods, when B  slammed on the brakes! We had come upon this very large gopher tortoise, smack-dab in the middle of the road. We got out to take a closer look and a couple of pictures.

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Tell me that’s not a sweet face!

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And I love all the texture. Its legs remind me of the black beach stones in Oregon.

As we were not in the truck, but in my low-riding car, (not to be confused with a low-rider!) we needed to move the tortoise in order to continue.  There is no way my car would have cleared it. As B encouraged it off the road, it hissed and hissed but eventually went far enough so that we could drive on.

1 comment:

wlh said...

I love that I have fond memories of watching the Gopher races on the 4th of July in Panama City.
It took less to entrtain us back when we were young.