Saturday, May 1, 2021

May 1, 2021

I am known as a Gopher Tortoise
Note that I am a Tortoise, although also a Turtle*.
Turtles can go in the water, I live exclusively on land
For me, swimming is an insurmountable hurdle!

* Please read the article linked below, but to quote it: 
All tortoises are in fact turtles—that is, they belong to the order Testudines or Chelonia, reptiles having bodies encased in a bony shell—but not all turtles are tortoises. [...] The most important thing to remember about tortoises is that they are exclusively land creatures

Location: Turkey Creek Sanctuary, Palm Bay


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