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An Hour With Monstro (Photo Heavy)

Discussion in 'Sulcata tortoises' started by DeanS, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. leigti

    leigti Well-Known Member

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    That is a gorgeous tortoise. How did they get him in there? And how are they going to get him out?
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    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    Since they went to the trouble of setting him up like this...I'll move him in and out until the weather straightens up! ;) At 5'1 and barely a buck and a quarter...my wife managed to carry him herself. She's seen me do it enough to get the idea!
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    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    After a slight peek from the sun...it started raining! Monstro was happy for a minute,,,then started heading in!
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    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    My daughter came home from school today and caught this 'priceless' shot of MONSTRO sunning himself!
    Note the three nuggets behind him!
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    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    Mazuri mushface! He hasn't had much of it this winter...but he more than made up for it today! 50-50 Mazuri to coarse cut alfalfa hay...late shadows kinda ruin the effect of the second shot!

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    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Ha ha ha!!! That second shot looks like he's saying, "Who you calling mush face?!!?!" :p:p:p
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    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    MONSTRO is MY lawnmower! ;)
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    Dizisdalife Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    That is a beautiful lawn mower!
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  9. DeanS

    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    Thanks! It's kinda funny...I posted these shots because whenever he pulls up soil with the grass...he freaks out and let's it ALL go!
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    Dizisdalife Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Yeah, Chuck does that too. Sometimes they don't know their own strength. He'll walk around with a little root ball hanging from the side of his mouth.
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    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    Have you done an update on Chuck recently? If so...shoot me a link...also, do you still have Chloe?
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    Dizisdalife Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Haven't done one lately, Dean. Thinking about it is as far as I have gotten. Here is a few pictures I posted recently.
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    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    After grazing for the better part of the day...here he is...about an hour ago...resting in the shade...contemplating his next move!
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    so he rises...and heads right towards the camera!
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    how impressive the contrast when the sun hits him!
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    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    Something fun...grabbed a piece of the kiddos' sidewalk chalk and traced MONSTRO!...perfectly I might add! Enjoy!
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    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    So...I brought the ITs some mallow and Rose of Sharon and when MONSTRO! finished basking...he came to investigate! He approached, sniffed, took a bite of mallow and moved on to munch on the lawn...what a knucklehead!
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    Yesterday, MONSTRO! really hammed it up in the pool...drinking...blowing bubbles...splashing...you name it! Here are some shots from the moment he went in. These time span of these shots is literally less than a minute. There is a subsequent group of shots of him drinking submerged and blowing bubbles in MEDIA! Enjoy!

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    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    You just gotta love a nice round carapace showing over the top of a kiddie pool! ;)
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    How do I get to MEDIA??!?! I want...no, I NEED to see this Monstro Video!!!!!:):):)
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    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    MONSTRO! kickin' it in the sprinklers! He loves it ;)

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