One fast moving tortoise-like/turtle-like creature
The vineyard manager, Francois Vermeulen
In Francois’ garden
Hard, weathered, flat shell
Long scaly neck, beady eye, sharp little claws
Runs pretty fast for a tortoise. (I would not call it slow and steady; if given the chance it would have beaten that hare in a straight sprint)
Uncooperative when trying to photograph (would not win a beauty competition)
What should you do?
If you know its name – whether scientific, common or pet – let Cathy know.
Where is it now?
It was released next to the farm dam, maybe you will spot it next time you are having a picnic.
By Cathy Macfarlane – GM at Solms-DeltaSubscribe to RSS Feed