|One of our legitimate residents|
|Arrival of new front door|
We noticed a fourth tortoise in our yard a few weeks ago. He is caramel-colored whereas our residents are much darker. We also noticed that the interloper has chased the more timid others away and now walks around as if he owns the place. I keep finding him in my vegetables. How he climbs over the obstacles to get there I don't know, except I looked him up on the Internet, identified his species and noted that they are described as 'good climbers'. (Who would have thought?) Anyway, when I found my prize melon chewed all over even though it is far from ripe, I really got cross, lost it, picked him up and threw him over the wall into the veldt. Blow me - next day he was back (they crawl under our motor gate). Again, I threw him over the wall, as far as I could though a twinge of conscience wouldn't let me go the whole hog and throw so that he would land on his back. Needless to say, the next day he was back, hiding under a deck chair in our pool area, staring at the guys who were installing our new glass front door.
|Nasty, sneaky, climbing Interloper|