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@Amanda

too cute...hoping this little guy was merely using this wheel rim as a quick rest stop on his adventures..

 

 

 

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His name is Alvin and he's addicted to Armour-All.


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bare65 wrote: 

Have you ever heard the expression.."Cheeky wee bugger"? 


Cheeky, but not cheeky wee bugger.  My mother's family (and herself) is from England, and I would hear that word every now and again, though not much anymore.  


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@Amanda wrote:

Not exactly the wild.. but spotted this little guy a couple of months ago in the parking lot here Smiley Happy

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That's cute.  I don't see too many chipmunks around here these days, though I grew up only ten miles away and used to see them all the time as a kid.  Heck, I used to see chipmunks more often than squirrels.  Smiley Happy   Now it's raccoons.  Too many raccoons, the sneaky critters.    


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Distinguished Professor I

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What.The.Fork.  You can walk that thing on a leash, @GabeU.

 


@GabeU wrote:

Here's a sizable one.  I've never seen one quite this size, but close.  

 

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Edit:  I changed the picture as the one I originally had was not from the US.  A different species.  


 

 

Distinguished Professor I

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@bare65, how big are those tortoises?  Turtles and tortoises are amazing.  There are a lot of turtles in my area, and I've been known to stop the car to pick one off the road and take it across,as some people drive over them on purpose.

 


@bare65 wrote:

You all got some amazing photographs...

I'll have to dig through some of my youngest sons digital albums and see if I can post a few more for you all...

He always had a knack for photography...me, not so much, LOL

 

Here is another one of his pics...this one he took about 3 miles down the road from our house.

A desert tortoise

 

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Although I see these all around where I live, I'm always in awe at how truly magnificent they are.

As you can see, they are easily camoflagued when attempting to cross the paved sections of roads out here, and often get run over.

New road signs were put in place out this way to help warn motorists of possible tortoise crossing the roads..

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Distinguished Professor I

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I have, yes. Smiley Happy  I use the expression "bugger" all the time.

 



 

Have you ever heard the expression.."Cheeky wee bugger"?


 


 

Distinguished Professor I

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@Amanda, those are cute little buggers -- I like how they hold their tails straight up when they run across the road.

Distinguished Professor I

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I've used cheeky monkey and cheeky bugger.  Not so much wee, though.  That's more Scottish or Irish, in my experience.

 


@GabeU wrote:

bare65 wrote: 

Have you ever heard the expression.."Cheeky wee bugger"? 


Cheeky, but not cheeky wee bugger.  My mother's family (and herself) is from England, and I would hear that word every now and again, though not much anymore.  


 

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maratsade wrote:

@bare65, how big are those tortoises?  Turtles and tortoises are amazing.  There are a lot of turtles in my area, and I've been known to stop the car to pick one off the road and take it across,as some people drive over them on purpose.

 

 

We have seen all sizes out here....

My husband will see a lot of them on the tracks when he is hyrailing and often time will stop and help a stranded tortoise off the tracks.

They will try to climb up over the rail, and will flip over onto their shells and get stuck, unable to flip themselves back over..hubby has saved a few of them in this situation.

 

I have also helped several on the roads out here...as they no doubt would of been crushed by passing motorist.

You have to be extremely careful though when moving a desert tortoise. Don't life it too high and always keep the tortoise level.

Believe it or not, tortoise actually store water in their bladder...thus the reason they can travel great distances without stopping for water....BUT, if you go picking up a tortoise suddenly and scare it, it will pee and lose all of that precious water it has stored for it's travels. That is almost certainly a death sentence if the tortoise cannot find a suitable water source nearby to replace the loss.