In the third Tortoise Spotlight, I’d like to introduce Marina Tortoise!
Here’s a background story…when Dean and I first started dating, we realized that there were many parallels in our lives. Our childhoods were somewhat similar…we had similar interests and goals, and we both love adventure and experiencing new things. There were also more specific, weird similarities…like, when we were much younger, we had each chosen the same favorite name for a daughter. That name is Marina.
And this tortoise came to us seemingly destined for that name! Notice the large ‘M’ on her head?
Marina is one of the largest in my creep, with a nice, smooth shell. She is a little timid when you approach her (she pulls her head into her shell if you try to give her head-scratches…some tortoises love this). I think this means I just need to give her more attention.
|Marina is the Tort on the right (if you look closely, you can see lots of torts in this hide).|
|Marina loves to hide among the oyster plants (the large tortoise on the far left is a ceramic decoration).|
|Marina is the tort in the bottom left of this pic. I originally picked up 4 of the 9 tortoises from my friend. Marley is in the top right. I mentioned him in Cupid’s spotlight…I ended up trading him for 2 females.|