When I was a kid, we had a tortoise just like this one. His name was Checkers (obviously) and he loved our backyard. My dad had planted dichondra in between our concrete squares and oh my, how Checkers loved to munch. It would make my dad so irritated. One summer I remember seeing Checkers come out of hibernation but then he was gone. My dad said he saw him walking down the street. I asked why he didn't go get him, he said he figured he'd be back. I suspect my dad showed him the gate.
Checkers where ever you are, may you have the sun on your shell and dichondra at your feet!
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