Recently, I read a post of Beth’s over at IDidn’tHaveMyGlassesOn. She wrote about an escaped turtle and couldn’t imagine that they are fast enough to escape. This morning I took a little video of my turtle, Hercules, in order to show that they are faster than you may imagine. They won’t ever catch up with you, of course. But they are very strong and determined. Hercules can try to overcome an obstacle for an hour or more. When they are on a mission they basically keep it up until it is fulfilled. That’s why they can escape, to tell from their endurance.
Now imagine a turtle on that pace running for only one minute without being supervised… it is gone or you simply won’t find it once it reaches higher grass or bushes. Before I learned how to keep him safe inside his enclosure, Hercules escaped me quite some times and often the whole family was on a search or hours… I will try to take more pictures of Hercules when he is hidden inside his enclosure.
Btw. him escaping is why I have him. He escaped somewhere and we found him on the street in front of our house… 33 years ago!
In Love and Light