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The large shell-less being here….
There are many pivotal days in the life of a tortoise mama.
For example, there is the day your hatchling tortoise is suddenly no longer a hatchling (and you know this because her legs stick way out of her “hatchling tortoise” bathing bowl).
And then there is the day you realize your young, cold-blooded flock member has….baby elephant legs.
You look and look, take multiple (adorable) pics, look some more, and yup….it is confirmed.
Baby elephant legs. On your tortoise.
You check out all the other legs just to be sure…..yes, they sure do all look like that!