Thursday, July 21, 2005

Teaser Thursday

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Say hello to my newest friend! His name is San Diego and he is a Galapagos Island tortoise. San Diego is a first-generation Tortoise-American; his parents were captured in the Galapagos Islands and now reside at the San Diego Zoo, where this fellow was born in 1964.

He's now living in Oklahoma where he is cared for in a tortoise protection program. He weighs more than 700 pounds.

More at a later date.


Erudite Redneck said...

Dude! I was thinkin' somethin' that would fit in a shoebox!

Trixie said...

Dude! They built a HOUSE for this guy and his buds. (check your e-mail...)

FrenziedFeline said...

He's the same age as my little sister. I'll bet she's glad she doesn't have as many wrinkles! ;)

Trixie said...

LOL Frenzied! I love this critter. He loves having his neck rubbed and stretches it up really, really tall as he kind of goes into a hypnotic trance. It takes him quite a while to realize when you've stopped rubbing -- he kind of looks around sheepishly when the endorphins wear off and you can almost hear him saying "Oh... I guess I could put my head down again now...."

kiki said...

He's so cute! Thanks for posting that pic.