Thursday, June 3, 2010

Open Door Policy

This turtle showed up at the church this afternoon.

She parked right next to Mark's car.
Here's a close up of the shell.  The maintenance guru says this is a gopher tortoise (gopherus polyphemus).  I believe this is a female because when he turned her over to count segments on the underside of the shell, it looked pretty flat, whereas males have a concave plastron.  There is a lot of dried red dirt on her top shell.

I think she wanted in because when Mark opened the door, she headed that way.

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