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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Oct 26, 2012 2:16 PM CST
Yesterday while tending to Bill, I heard the dogs barking out in the run. The "we're onto something" bark. Figured I'd best go check....a gopher tortoise was happily grazing on the outside of the fence. I watched for awhile...they are such neat creatures. It looked to be too large to fit through, so I didn't feel the need to point him/her in a different direction. No need really as it went into high gear when I let loose with a rather big sneeze. Rolling on the floor laughing Whistling
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Oct 26, 2012 8:49 PM CST
What is a Gopher Tortoise????
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Oct 31, 2012 12:56 PM CST
They are like a turtle, but can't "retract" their heads and feet into their shell. I have a pic on this thing somewhere...will post if/when I find it.
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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Oct 31, 2012 1:02 PM CST
I tip my hat to you.
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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stone
Jun 11, 2013 6:27 AM CST
Are you still looking for gopher tortoises?
I have a couple pics on my personal garden blog:
http://gardens-in-the-sand.blogspot.com/2012/08/summer-visit...

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Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Jun 11, 2013 9:01 AM CST
Welcome! Stone, thanks for the photo of the gopher tortoise.
Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Jun 12, 2013 10:09 AM CST
Thank you, Stone, for posting the picture. Guess when I started this thread caregiving got in the way and I forgot to look for my pictures.
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Jun 26, 2013 12:28 PM CST

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Cool-looking tortoise!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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