Friday, August 20, 2010

Fauna Friday: Tortoise Edition

Apparently, this blog is very popular among amphibians and reptiles.

After all, why else would they regularly visit TRLEOOB*? Obviously, they’re all eager to be featured on Our Shiputzim…

Our most recent reptilian guest was a tortoise – i.e. a tzav for the Hebraically-oriented among you:

IMG_1965 (2) The tortoise had a blotch of what appeared to be white paint on its back. (In all likelihood, it had crawled through a construction site at some point…)

The Shiputzim kids fed their temporary pet:

IMG_1980 Lettuce - The reptilian equivalent of Chocolate Chip Surprise Cookies… :-)

And then the young naturalists picked the tortoise up for a closer look:

IMG_1968 (2) IMG_1978

Where was I during this impromptu nature lesson?

Long-time readers will have correctly guessed that I was inside, enjoying the air-conditioning, thankyouverymuch…


!שבת שלום ומבורך


*TRLEOOB=the real life equivalent of our blog


  1. I hope your turtles live longer than ours did! Keep it away from dogs :-)

    Shavua Tov!

  2. If you were inside, who took the great photos?

  3. Baila - LOL! :-) I forgot that you once had your own reptilian visitors!

    Yaffa - Credit for the photos goes to the one and only MAG.

  4. excellent photos, nature-lovin' lesson and i seriously *love* that you were inside for the duration!

  5. Minnesota Mamaleh - Thanks! YZG and I have an agreement: He deals with things like lizards, turtles, snakes, spiders, and other creepy crawlies. And I, well, don't... :-)


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