Saturday, July 11, 2015

A Neighborhood ‘critter’!

Our backyard joins the golf course in our community.

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And what a surprise to see this gopher tortoise out for an ‘afternoon of golf’!

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Hubby put her in a safer place but when we checked later, she had moved on.

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Maybe to the nineteenth hole.

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I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE.

37 comments:

Arlene said...

Glad you are looking out for the turtles!!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Diane, cool shots and closeups of your gopher tortoise! Definitely a neat neighborhood critter! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post! Have a happy weekend!

Margaret Adamson said...

yes probably straight to the 19th! Great shots of it. Have a lovely weekend.

TexWisGirl said...

so cute!

Jane and Chris said...

I'd get such a thrill seeing a tortoise in the wild!
Jane x

handmade by amalia said...

An athletic tortoise, what next?
Amalia
xo

Sarah Beth said...

My hubby plays golf and has seen lots of animals on the course but never a tortoise! Bet yours needed the 19th hole after all that excitement!

Lorrie said...

Tortoise on the move. I like tortoises for their seeming ambivalence to life's ups and downs.

Art @ Home said...

A golfing turtle! *giggles* Great photos of hime, Diane!

xo,
RJ

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

He probably liked the green grass! Whenever we see those tortoises they are on a dusty road! Take care of Florida until we get back )))!

Stacey said...

It's such a great feeling to rescue a tortoise to a safer place. We took one out of the street the other day. :)

J said...

What a beautiful close up! Your hubby is a sweetie to help him/her to safety!

20 North Ora said...

He's a big one! He must enjoy golfing!

Judy

Susie said...

Diane, That is so nice of your husband to put the turtle in a safer place. You guys see a little bit of everything down there. :):) Your weather looks good. Today we are having nice weather.Hot but dry and sunny. Blessings dear friend, xoxo,Susie

Linda Kay said...

19th hole? Hmmm...time for some R & R from all that walking on the course!

ClickNCamera said...

We also back a golf course. Maybe I should be on the lookout for a tortoise to share for our grand kids, I loved them as a child and would rescue them as they cross the highway. Enjoy your day!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Nice turtle! I hope she lays eggs and makes lots of little ones.
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carol l mckenna said...

Fantastic shots of that beautiful turtle!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I hope your'e enjoying your summer my dear friend. Kinda hot there isn't it? Dreaming of cool mountain breezes yet?

Stephanie said...

Well, isn't that a cute turtle! Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures with us. Hug!

Marie C said...

Cute turtle! Glad you moved her to a safer spot.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Turtle Golf - a very slow game.

Deborah Montgomery said...

Great pictures! I wonder if her shell would protect her from stray golf balls? But better safe than sorry for sure.

Shug said...

How cute and adorable.... glad you all moved him to a safer place.
pretty greens..

Vee said...

Hope that turtle knows all about "fore." Your hubby is a good friend to the golf course critters.

Deanies Stash said...

I've never seen a Gopher Turtle. He is a cutie! Glad your hubby moved him.

Latane Barton said...

Hope she doesn't find a lost golf ball and decide to hatch it. Now, that would be funny.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Great shots of the turtle!

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Awwww! So cute! And so nice of your husband to have put her in a safer place, even if ms tortoise ended up somewhere else.
Take care my friend,
Arlette

helen tilston said...

How beautiful Diane in all respects from seeing the turtle to the kindness extended to it by your husband.
Have a glorious week
Helenx

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Wow Diane what a nice turtle and so large. I hope it's ok. Have a nice week.
Julie xo

cynthia lee designs said...

He looks like he is pretty big...and so adorable!!
~Cindy

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

How sweet of your hubby to help the turtle:)
Great photos.
Hugs,
Marie

Jeannie Marie said...

Our gopher tortoises are not very visible this year, I see evidence in my yard, new burrows but rarely see them. I must stay home more!

carolann said...

Great shots. Hubby is being a good man for the nature

aspects of it. Turtle did need a human lift or critter would take all day to get to his destination.

Besides the guys want to Play Golf.

Red Rose Alley said...

What a cool picture of the turtle - he's a BIG ONE!

~Sheri

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What a cutie, hope she moved on to safety!