Day 66: A Box Turtle Wakes Up!

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The large shell-less being here….

Bruce technically woke up from a whopping FIVE MONTHS of hibernation on March 10.

Boy was his mommy excited to see this sweet little face!!

But when, less than a week after waking up, another cold front swept the north (and thus the south) portions of our great continent, a certain tropical box turtle was having none of it.

He went right back in, leaving his mommy to replay his “Bruce is awake!” video over and over while eagerly scanning his outdoor enclosure for signs of movement on a daily (hourly) basis.

Since you can never get too much of the classics, here it is again. 🙂

NOTE: Bruce is a rescued adult box turtle, and he is not used to being handled. Normally I do my absolute best to keep handling to a minimum, but after a particularly lengthy hibernation, I really needed to be sure all his parts were uninjured and healthy and working. To that end, this vid gives us all a rare chance to enjoy the cuteness of one of his signature “put me down now” moves I like to call “bicycle legs.”

Pearl, Malti, Bruce & Shannon

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