Thursday, September 2, 2004

Even turtles need adventures

Three miles is quite some distance to travel and for a tortoise it is a very long way...

"Herman, a 30-year-old female tortoise, escaped from her owner's garden in West Lilburn, near Alnwick in May. She crossed the River Till, avoided being eaten by wild animals or crushed by cars, and is believed to have survived on grass and dandelions. A passing postman found the tortoise on Amerside Moor on Friday."

How wonderful!

Years ago, one of my box turtles, Louise, ran away - and I always imagined she went on a great adventure. (I also had a tortoise named Henry Miller who eventually laid eggs and revealed her true sex. I wonder if Herman did something similar?)

Thanks Jason!

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