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GODZILLA invades the West Valley Shelter!

Discussion in 'Sulcata tortoises' started by DeanS, Oct 3, 2014.

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  1. DeanS

    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    So, this giant came into the shelter a couple of days ago...and is the second largest sulcata I've EVER seen...Big M still takes the cake! But this due is impressive...and if the owners don't claim him...he's mine! A few stats for you...

    SCL...35"

    Weight: >150lbs

    Front legs measure 18" around

    Head...almost the size of a brick

    Gulars...9.75" from end to end

    Now, feast on the photos I took of him this AM

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    Now...here are a couple of shots of the damage he did...wiping out six mature hibiscus bushes and two Mexican petunias...which ALL made up a five tall...ten foot long hedge! DSC_0118.JPG

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    and a few shots of him when I arrived at work last night!
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    wow. how long would it take for him to have reached that size?
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    parrotlady Active Member 5 Year Member

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    Very nice animal, I hope the owner finds him.
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    Awesome fatty, hope you get to keep him.


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  5. Moozillion

    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    What a BEAST!!! :)
  6. DeanS

    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    Judging from what's known about sulcatas in the States...probably 25-35 years old!
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    tortadise Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    Chunker McGee is a good name. Biggen for sure Dean.
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  8. DeanS

    DeanS SULCATA OASIS 5 Year Member

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    There are a lot of Godzillas I think! My wife says name him Tiny!
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    tortadise Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    Haha that's definitely suiting. Or pequina
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    Is that a Sulcata?
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    What a nice-looking sulcata. Looking at the blue paint on his legs and gular, I can imagine the torment that blue fence has been through since his arrival. The owners would have to have a pretty sturdy fence to keep him contained. I'm of two minds - I hope his owners find him, but then I hope no one claims him so you can have him.
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    Moozillion Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Judging from his carapace, it seems like someone must have taken good care of him before he got lost!
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    That is a handsome fella! I would name him TANK ! He looks so stout and healthy by the pics
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    I'm with Yvonne on this one. Hate for someone to be heart broken because they lost him. However, would be really nice if you were able to keep him. He sure is a nice looking sully.
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    I'm sure you will, but just a reminder, keep us posted.
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    Dizisdalife Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    What a handsome fella you got there Dean. Hope the custody issue works out for the best.
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    Tom The Dog Trainer 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club

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    Stunning. That is one cool tortoise.
  18. Gosh! He's rough and mean looking, and I bet he's old. While he looks good in some respects, he looks like he's had a tough time in other ways. I bet he's a hand full. It looks to me like he's not a happy camper right now. Damn, that's powerful...I'd like to have him too:( He looks sad, I bet he's missing his people...

    It seems like all Sulcata are Godzilla, Tank, Tortzilla etc...I'm with Kelly, I like


    Chunker McGee
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    bouaboua Well-Known Member 5 Year Member Platinum Tortoise Club Tortoise Club

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    WOW! ! ! !

    King of the enclosure has arrived. what a nice looking Sully.
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    i would love to have a tort that size. sucks that we don't have the space. i'd call him plough for obvious reasons. :D
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