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Old Mar 26, 2012, 4:26 PM   #1
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Not much setup or anything here, just a fun shot. We took one of our tortoises to the Park District Maple Syrup Festival, and I had so many children around all the time I thought I would share the fun.


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Special shot Steve, so many happy faces.

Now tell us about the tortoises. This is one of many? Love to see the whole family.

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Special shot Steve, so many happy faces.

Now tell us about the tortoises. This is one of many? Love to see the whole family.

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Thanks. We have three tortoises, and a lot of special shots/moments/memories. Will post some pictures now and then.

Meantime; short version is - we show them now and then. Sometimes the audience is not human.

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Steve it looks like you live a interesting life, looking forward to more.

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Wow, beautiful shell!!
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Very nice, lively pics. Do they (the tortoises) respond to calls? How long do they take coming?!
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Beautiful shots and moments!! Well done Steve!
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Thanks guys. If you were in the area you would enjoy meeting and photographing Sheila.

And Raghu - They don't respond to sounds overly much as they have no external ears and pick up vibration sounds like bass. They do come for food, and sometimes tortoises will come just to say hi I think, but not as social as cats or dogs. And they can move faster than people think.
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great pics steve, love tortoises.
we had a tortoise when i was a kid. it passed away so we put it ina shoe box and burried it in the back yard. imagine our surprise when a couple of days later it was running around in the back yard eating my grandfather's lettuices. turns out they are very heavy sleepers and are hard to wake... either that of my dad bought a new one. either way Barry (named after Barry Sheen, the british gp motorcycle champ of the 70's) was a pretty awesome tortoise lol
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Cute story John. I suspect Dad bought a new one, but maybe you had a resurrected tortoise. They are good to have around either way.
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