“Puck is a Sulcata Tortoise. I’ve been his human for a year. Such a friendly little guy. Loves to be around people and other animals!” -Melanie S.
Wally The Squirrel decides he’s gonna snatch the tortoise’s nuts (they eat nuts?) and he doesn’t care WHO knows it.
Palikka must think
“Would rather nom a cupcake
Instead of salad”
“Greetings from Finland! This is Palikka, not only the most adorable tortoise hatchling in the long history of tortoise hatchlings but also an impeccable master of disguise, attempting to pass as a cupcake while simultaneously eating salad. Photos taken by Anni L. (With the kind help of Emleri L.)”
These emails came zooming in RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF WORLD TURTLE DAY SO WHAT’RE YA GONNA DO. Well, post ‘em, of course. Before we go any furthur- let’s clear one thing up.
Turtles live in an aquatic environment.
Tortoises are primarily land-dwelling creatures.
That’s it. Now on with the show.
First up is Cuteporter Rebecca, who sez: “Here we find Elliott, the African spur-thighed tortoise, enjoying an exciting snack of wheat grass and yellow squash in honor of World Turtle Day. He’s fun little dude. Note the hilariously demanding look at the end.”
“Elliott is 13 years old and weighs almost 30 pounds. He enjoys grass, baby carrots, yellow squash, and more grass. On a good day he will eat his hay, but he’s often naughty and refuses it.”
Then we have Emily R. “I saw your post on Turtle Day and I thought I should send you this picture I snapped of a turtle-tortoise thing (I don’t really know the difference *blushes*) in Croatia a few years ago. I nicknamed ‘her’ Terencia (hence the picture name) and I think her markings are just beautiful.”
Yo Emily! More on the diff between turtles and torties here.