Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Animal Wednesday and my favorite animal to show, the mini-tank of the Gopher Tortoise.  Determined, grumpy, brave - nothing halts these Florida Tortoises.

You can see by the well place foot that this is no small tank of a tortoise.

I felt a little bit guilty making this guy work for his 15 minutes of fame, so I only took a short vid so that you can see his sleek and efficient moves.  Ain't he a prize?

When Mom and I walked Scruffy in the morning, we went by a small lake where the Anhinga live, fight, dry their wings and eat.  I love their stripey wings.



Lynn Cohen said...

So glad you did not want to over work the tortoise! He's GRAND!!!!
And yes, those stripy wings are beautiful too. The water so blue.
Nice days! HAW Hi from Henry V.

Robin said...

I love your Florida Posts! Mr. Tortoise is so HUGE! And wow..can he move speedily.... this fellow might just beat Mr. Hare!

I don't know Anninga Birds... but they are gorgeous....



♥ Robin ♥

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What fun seeing FL nature through your lens. Those tortoise are threatened. You were lucky to see such a large one.

marianne said...

Ahh so nice to come across this special creature! I love turtles!
Have never seen that bird before.....but Florida have so many different animal then we have here up in the (cold) North....