Tortoise were first seen around here over 10 years ago.
During that time they lived in the large field on the
other side of the long fence. They were not bothered
and did not bother anyone. However, one day the mowers
decided to ‘move them out’. They set off smoke bombs.
It scared them. I didn’t see them after that.
Sadly, it worked. The tortoise was not seen for years
until recently. Now, she lives on our property! No smoke
bombs here! We were quite excited to see her ‘burrow’. Even
our puppy seems to be getting along with her. Lucy just
wants to play with it!
p.s. It is the female of the species that dig holes
underground to have young. The male does not need a
‘safe’ place underground to have young.