Amusing thing I heard this morning on NPR– about a tortoise who escaped its pen at a Virginia zoo. My little namesake managed to go 20 yards in seven hours, ending up in bamboo patch.
What no one opined is that maybe that bamboo patch is where the tortoise wanted to end up all along. Maybe it got there in the first 20 minutes (averaging 1 yard per minute) and then was just wallowing. That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it. We turtles (and tortoises) have got to stand up for each other, after all.
(photo from the Hilo Zoo, http://www.hilozoo.com/animals/AR_tortoise.htm)