|This is my sweet Tucker...I loved him so much, he was a great turtle!|
Now of course the newer turtles don't come in knowing what to do....aka how to eat and such. But I think Snappy, Hall, and Kit show them the way. Mom feeds the turtles each evening and boy do they run to get food! Really it is the funniest thing. Then during the cold months in Amarillo the turtles dig down and hibernate....it is always fun to see who will be the first up from winter. Normally around March they start to come out, unless it is still cold! Which in Amarillo you never know...it has snowed on Easter many a times! If you will recall back in my first year or even month of blogging...I was a proud owner of one of the first sets of babies our turtles had. TUCKER...he lived with me for 2 years. You can read about him here and then here. After 2 years he needed a new home with more space.
Here is the exciting part! Back to mom's sweet turtles...they have been asked to be in a RACE!! HA! Well one of the guys that works with my father does the Clarendon Turtle race every year...in fact he has done it for like 35 years. Normally he just finds any old turtle on the road or what ever to use. However the HEAT this year has caused most turtles to HIDE and dig down deep to stay cool. Mom's turtles have been doing this too...it's just too hot! Lee asked mom if she would mind if he used her turtles this year. Did I mention that we are now up to at least 8 adults, 3-4 teenagers, and 2 babies! The babies normally don't make it because they don't realize mom feeds them...they are just too young to know I guess. But the ones that do learn have grown up hence the teenagers! Lee is going to be taking 2 of mom's turtles today for the BIG RACE! How fun for the turtles....they get a road trip and a chance to win the race. Poor Lee has yet to win, so I hope this is his year. Tomorrow at 1:30 the turtles have to show their stuff....and I am sure they can kick some turtle butt, especially if he holds their food dish in front of them. Man they can move then!
P.S If I wasn't on computer number 4 since mom made the turtle run I could have had pics for you. Sorry about that!