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The large shell-less beings have a saying.
“When the going gets tough, it’s a good time to hibernate.”
Or something like that.
But there is something to be said for staying brave.
For showing up.
For stepping up to the plate (especially if it has a plump wriggling earthworm on it).
For making the climb.
For starters, no predators will think to look for you up high.
You might meet a single and seeking lady box turtle on your journey to the top.
And then there’s that glorious view.
Pearl, Malti, Bruce & their mama