Portrait of Spud, red-footed tortoise.
Spud has actually been using his Spud-hut. We’ve had it for a couple of years and he only recently started using it regularly. I think he’s gotten too big for the spots where he used to hang out. My husband says he’s a dick, and he pretty much is by our standards. He bulldozes his way over anything in his path. Sometimes he seems like he walks over my plants on purpose, just to do something different. I think he’s just being a tortoise, looking for something to eat, but that doesn’t make me like it any better when he squashes something else.
Some of my plants don’t need pruning.
Spud, touring his territory. He’s a captive bred red-footed tortoise. He spends most of the winter inside in his tortoise table, but whenever we get some warm weather he comes out to survey his grounds. He spends the warmer months outdoors, looking for snacks. Whenever I’m working in the yard he has to come and see what I’m doing. Mostly he’s hoping I’ll drop something for him to eat. When he’s active I put grapes or berries around the yard for him to find.