Walking with the Alligators

Walking with the Alligators
A Florida Alligator

March 13, 2012

Oh, Joyous Spring

Our Gopher Tortoise, Harriet
This morning our wayward Gopher Tortoise Harriet,
popped up out of her hole and sat for quite some time
basking in the warm sunlight at the edge of her burrow.
Once she was warm enough, she began cleaning and sweeping
the opening and as to be expected, sand went flying everywhere~
Her next move was to enjoy her favorite "weeds" that we never
remove in the yard.

Hunger taken care of, she disappeared back down into her domain.
Today is the first time that we have seen Harriet since winter began.
We hold our breath every time that she disappears for long periods,
never knowing if she has left us for a better place to live, or been
run over while ambling down the busy road on the other side of our
fenced property.
So, seeing her this morning is cause for celebration.
She is home, she is safe and hopefully will spend the entire summer eating
everything that she loves here, all of which have no pesticides to harm her.
Welcome to Spring Harriet!

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