Wild on Wednesday


It has been a while since I did a Wild feature..the roos lately have headed to find greener grass and there sure is NO green grass here at the moment.

I miss their visits and I think they are mainly down the back paddocks where the dams on everyones properties ,including ours, provide much needed water that has dried from the grasses and foliage.

So apart from being busy and the roos being elusive I was kind of stumped as to what I could feature from our little property..i did the Stumpies and a lot of people were very amazed at them some people even kind of scared by them,funny the way we react to reptiles even when usually none of us will ever see the things that scare us so much!

Last night I ran out of milk, so Hubby headed off to the shops,it 7.30pm and still light..i got a call on my mobile

‘Hey grab some gloves and come down the driveway’

I could hear our sheep baa’ing but for some stupid reason instantly thought we had a cow loose somewhere! go figure..not a cow close by anywhere..

No what we had was a Tortoise! Hubby has driven down the driveway and seen an odd dirty looking thing and braked in time to stop..there he was..Tutor Turtle..

He bought him up to the house,he was very dry and had come from either the dam over the neighbours or the dam on the other side of our property.

Either way he was headed to bush without water and near the road of our street.

We popped him in the pups pool,added some big concrete blocks so he could get out and in and left him to settle and get some water ,after tea we came out and he was in the bottom of the pool happily swimming around,so off we went and took him to our dam down the back.

Here he will have shelter from reeds, food from the yabbies ,frogs, and leeches..and as much as we have had no rain our dam is much deeper than the one he has wandered from.

I am almost certain I have seen a Tortoise in our dam so he will have company also and there is not a road in sight so if he wanders again he will be safe!

We watched him as we set him just in the water’s edge..the sun was starting to go and when he was ready he stretched his neck out had a peek and off he went to discover his new home.

He left nothing but some bubbles in the surface..i wish you well Tutor..Drizzle Drazzle Drazzle Drone…time for this one to come home.

Tutor : He is an Eastern Snake necked Tortoise..he was most likely a male due to his smaller size.He was about 9inches in diameter and had a flatter body than the fuller females

They get the name snake neck because unlike other tortoises or turtles they do not ‘pop’ their heads in and out they wrap them around and under the shell.

They also have the nickname ‘Stinker’ because they have glands that release a really foul smell when picked up or scared..and yes PEE YEW he was letting them rip!

Please enjoy a very different Wild Wednesday with these pics and the little video.

 

In the pups pool..getting some much needed water

In the pups pool..getting some much needed water

Finally a little foot pokes out

Finally a little foot pokes out

Having  a peek around

Having a peek around

Lovely little critter

Lovely little critter

Putting some water on his little shell

Putting some water on his little shell

Showing Tutor his new digs

Showing Tutor his new digs

That neck right out and off he goes

That neck right out and off he goes

Nothing but some bubbles to know he is there

Nothing but some bubbles to know he is there

The sun setting on another great adventure here at home

The sun setting on another great adventure here at home

59 thoughts on “Wild on Wednesday

  1. How wonderful to meet this chap and help him to a far better place! He’s gorgeous. Thanks also for the video. We tried to upload one of our snake-neck turtle but on the road and from a Blackberry, it proved a step too far.

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    • Oh dang! I would love to see them πŸ™‚ they are truly a lovely little creature and I am sure that even though he is in a different dam that he will be fine..it is more sheltered and alive with goodies for him πŸ™‚ hugs and loves Bev xx

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  2. Hims vewy cute Fozziemum, but yous wanna know what mommy fawt wuz even cuter? Me wuz havin’ a little nappy while mommy wuz surfin’ da net, and she clisked on yous posty. And then she got to yous video and pawed it and when yous stawted talkin’ me looked up and stawted purrin’. Dat’s what mommy fawt wuz cute ’bout yous posty. πŸ™‚

    Luv ya’

    Dezi

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    • Little Binky helloooo πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ he is super cute..i don’t know if we will meet again..i may have to get my scuba stuff and go swimming..i bet you could do anything you wanted to my sweet one πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xxx<3 ❀

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    • Thanks Sammy..he was lucky Fozziedad does not drive fast down our driveway…and I hope he likes his new digs πŸ™‚ always something going on here hahahah πŸ™‚ and a lovely reminder why we work so hard…bet the girls and pups would have been very curious!!! Hugs and loves Fozziemum xx

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    • Hehe he sure is adorable Genevieve and Cupcake πŸ™‚ he was so intent..and when we took him to the dam we had to move out of his sight so he would concentrate on the water!! πŸ™‚ made our day it did πŸ™‚ loves Bev xx

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    • Wally and Sammy hi! yep they don’t come out of water much so we knew he was up to mischief! I hope he has a long life too! they can live to about 50 I think πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xx

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    • I agree those feet were super cool πŸ™‚ and his little face just melted my heart..he was very lucky..i hope he has a great life here in our dam πŸ™‚ you have a great day too Marg..loves Fozziemum xxx

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  3. First I thought you can send him to me as a buddy for Hell-mut… but I’m not sure about that since I read the second last sentence… he looks a little as he would smile in the video, bet he is happy that he is a part of your family now :o)

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    • Hahahaah I remember this video..i laughed my head off at the ‘fierce’ westie and those ears going back and forth all over the place hahahah πŸ™‚ I agree we have neat critters ..seems you do too M.K. πŸ˜‰ hugs Bev xx

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  4. Hope that little fella knows how lucky he is. Would be nice if he has a family and you get o see the little ones.

    Hope you are having a good week. Sue & Polly

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    • I think it would be great Sue πŸ™‚ a little tortoise family would thrive down there πŸ™‚ have a great week Sue and Polly..i am slowing down this week…for a bit anyway πŸ˜‰ loves Bev xx

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  5. bev…WAY awesum…glad phil found him and you were able to help him out; he appreciates it …you know that…his shell almost looks “barnacled” along the edges and I bet if those claws got into you …you’d know it !! the photos are great…thanx for sharing another critter !! hope all is well with you and the family β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯ laura

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    • Laura thakyou πŸ™‚ we are all good..still a bit banged up bwaha but getting better πŸ™‚ he sure was a lucky little dude! and yep he looks barnacled πŸ™‚ he had moss and goodies on him ..gave him a good checkover and no breaks in his shell so off he went! I loved his watching me as if I was the weirdest thing he ever saw..he may be right πŸ™‚ loves to all Bev xxxx ❀ ❀ ❀

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    • Jan he is so cute!! made our day and I was so glad Phil stopped in time..we don’t go fast down our driveway anyway due to roos an lizards and echidnas..i do hope to put a sign on our driveway so visitors and workmen will slow down too πŸ™‚ I hope Tutor has a long and happy life πŸ™‚ loves Bev xxxx

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    • Thankyou guys!! always love to share things I think will make someones day maybe a bit happier πŸ™‚ and this little dude sure had the personality to spread some cheer πŸ™‚ yes the weather is pretty warm 36C so for spring that’s hot..yikes! sooner this pool gets done the better hey! loves Fozziemum xxx

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    • Savvy it sure is πŸ™‚ nothing feels better than knowing you made a difference to even one small critter..may he live a ling and happy life her at our home πŸ™‚ loves Miss Bev xxx

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  6. Love, love, love that you saved ‘Tutor Turtle’ (that reference gave me a huge smile–I always loved that segment along with Sherman and Mr. Peabody & Fractured Fairytales). Man, they just don’t make cartoons like that anymore! πŸ™‚ Another job well done, Fozzie. ❀

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    • Me too πŸ™‚ they sure do not make them like that anymore…such fun they were πŸ™‚ thankyou so much and I am so glad I gave you a big smile…Tutor I am sure is also pleased πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ hugs fozziemum xx

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    • Thank you sweets πŸ™‚ he was super cute…and I have been and checked the dam which got 26mm of rain and no sign of him..he will be happily munching yabbies at the bottom πŸ™‚ hugs Bev xx

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  7. Awwwww, he is such a cutie and so gorgeous! Love the shots you took of him Bev. I know he will be much happier and safer with you and the pups! Loved the video! πŸ˜€ β™₯

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