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Cowboy, crises deverted!

Discussion in 'Aldabra tortoises' started by ALDABRAMAN, May 31, 2015.

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  1. ALDABRAMAN

    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART 5 Year Member

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    Well not really, LOL. The other day I was taking pictures of a pen full of hatchlings when I noticed that Cowboy was laying in front of another pen containing younger hatchlings with his neck fully extended over the boards and his head inside the pen just looking at the hatchlings. Somehow Cowboy got thru the gate into the smaller area where we keep all the younger aldabras. We quickly influenced him to turn around and coached him back into his area without incident. The next day I saw Jake use his nose to lift the latch and push the gate open so he could go get his throw ball. He must have watched me and learned how to unlatch the gate. I started to take photos after Cowboy was turned around and all the hatchlings were out of harms way. Thought I would share a few!
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    "Here tortoise tortoise tortoise tortoise, here tortoise tortoise tortoise…" maybe Jake taught cowboy how to open the latch. :)
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    ZEROPILOT Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    I wouldn't imagine that a tortoise that size would NEED a gate...Just crash through the fence!
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    Ah the powers of the banana, able to move a 600 pound tortoise. Is there anything it can't do.
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    Works on 600 pound Gorillas too!
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    bouaboua Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    Jake watched you, and Cowboy watched Jake and you both! ! !

    Now the human kind are the one, need to do some re-thinking.
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    I hope your other animals weren't watching cause they tend to mimic something great that one does, like opening gates... Good to hear that Cowboy was able to be lured back to his side.
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    Pretty cool!!
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    Knowing I will never own a tort that big, It is really neat to see your pics ! :D
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