Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Baby shell

Slow, steady, and very small

The middle of the road may be a good place for politicians, but not so for baby red-footed tortoises. We rescued this little one from our driveway early this morning. If she learns to stay off the asphalt, she should still be around when we are long gone from this earth. One interesting thing we noticed is that the babies can back up, something the adults we've seen either can't do or choose not to do. For a look at her big brother and more about red-footed tortoises, see my earlier post on our island's most docile denizens.


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