Judah’s Tortoise

Judah has been wanting a tortoise or a turtle for some time. About a year. We promised him once we land wherever God wanted us, we’d get one for him.
We finally found a place that sold them and went in to see. There were four tiny little tortoises in a small cage. Heather had the lady get one out. Judah thought he was adorable (he is) and then while Heather was holding him, he proceeded to pee on her. Now that’s a sure shine that he was the one. So, as most pet owners do, we shelled out some hard earned cash for an animal that was cute even when it pees.
While Heather went into another store shopping for a new tank I looked up sulcutta tortoise on my phone.
Turns out this tiny thing no larger than my son’s fist living in his closet is supposed to live up to 150 years, grow up to 2 1/2 feet wide and weigh up to 200lbs!!! One internet site says not to keep them inside because they’re known to dig through drywall and break through walls with their strength!
What did we get ourselves into? Oh well. Judah loves him like crazy. His name is “Shock” and he’s now part of the family.

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~ by darthpastor on May 11, 2008.

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