So ….meet Jack and Lola, two 4 year old Herman tortoises that live in the UK…. A year ago, 'Jack' escaped from an outside pen that had a small hole in the net roof, quite how she did it I still don't know. We lost her for a year in our walled garden. One month ago, we found her again. She had survived a fairly mild british winter with few frosts. but temperatures definitely did drop below zero . She was smaller than Lola, but looked really healthy with a shiny shell and is very active. We have now built a large enclose out in the garden for them both and seeded it with lots of edible plants and weeds. and places to hide. My question, given that 'Jack' survived one winter presumably hibernating for quite a bit of the time, is shall I let them naturally hibernate in their outside pen this winter? What do Hermans do when they hibernate in the wild? Do they dig down?? We had a very wet time here last winter. Should I make them a really dry place to hide?? Or would you suggest bringing them in??? We live in the south of England so don't tend to get extreme winters but we can get snow. Any advice would be very gratefully received.