Mary "TheDestructor" Knobbins

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So most of you have met Mary Knobbins. You know she finds trouble where there freakin is none. I moved her outside pen as there were tires, and fences she mangled, and grape plants and a hydranga she destroyed. Mary is quite the tortoise. Now she is in the shed and yard built for my dead 100+lb Sulcata. So she's in the big girl pen. But the flooding and the leaves have made it a great enviroment for moss to grow and right now my yards which usually feed my big tortoises thru the winter are now mud and moss. I am pulling and scraping the moss out by hand. I have a narrow strip along side my carport that has good grass. So last week the sun was shining (really) and I laid a plank cross the strip to contain Mary. My neighbor has a wire fencing around her front yard so I figured it would hold Mary. as it holds her little designer dogs. hahahahahaha, you'd think I've never had a big Sulcata.
So I expected her to start grazing immediately, but she headed straight for that plank, tried to push it over for a bit. Then she discovered the lattice bordering my carport.
The strip
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Mary discovers the lattice
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I even moved her, but she is determined to break stuff
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She ended her day by using all her strength trying to squeeze under the gas line
Ah Mary, what a tortoise!
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OMG Mary.
 

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So most of you have met Mary Knobbins. You know she finds trouble where there freakin is none. I moved her outside pen as there were tires, and fences she mangled, and grape plants and a hydranga she destroyed. Mary is quite the tortoise. Now she is in the shed and yard built for my dead 100+lb Sulcata. So she's in the big girl pen. But the flooding and the leaves have made it a great enviroment for moss to grow and right now my yards which usually feed my big tortoises thru the winter are now mud and moss. I am pulling and scraping the moss out by hand. I have a narrow strip along side my carport that has good grass. So last week the sun was shining (really) and I laid a plank cross the strip to contain Mary. My neighbor has a wire fencing around her front yard so I figured it would hold Mary. as it holds her little designer dogs. hahahahahaha, you'd think I've never had a big Sulcata.
So I expected her to start grazing immediately, but she headed straight for that plank, tried to push it over for a bit. Then she discovered the lattice bordering my carport.
The strip
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Mary discovers the lattice
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I even moved her, but she is determined to break stuff
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She ended her day by using all her strength trying to squeeze under the gas line
Ah Mary, what a tortoise!
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A most determined girl!
 

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So most of you have met Mary Knobbins. You know she finds trouble where there freakin is none. I moved her outside pen as there were tires, and fences she mangled, and grape plants and a hydranga she destroyed. Mary is quite the tortoise. Now she is in the shed and yard built for my dead 100+lb Sulcata. So she's in the big girl pen. But the flooding and the leaves have made it a great enviroment for moss to grow and right now my yards which usually feed my big tortoises thru the winter are now mud and moss. I am pulling and scraping the moss out by hand. I have a narrow strip along side my carport that has good grass. So last week the sun was shining (really) and I laid a plank cross the strip to contain Mary. My neighbor has a wire fencing around her front yard so I figured it would hold Mary. as it holds her little designer dogs. hahahahahaha, you'd think I've never had a big Sulcata.
So I expected her to start grazing immediately, but she headed straight for that plank, tried to push it over for a bit. Then she discovered the lattice bordering my carport.
The strip
View attachment 316438
Mary discovers the lattice
View attachment 316439
I even moved her, but she is determined to break stuff
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She ended her day by using all her strength trying to squeeze under the gas line
Ah Mary, what a tortoise!
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What a personality! She’s perfect for you Maggie!!
 

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So most of you have met Mary Knobbins. You know she finds trouble where there freakin is none. I moved her outside pen as there were tires, and fences she mangled, and grape plants and a hydranga she destroyed. Mary is quite the tortoise. Now she is in the shed and yard built for my dead 100+lb Sulcata. So she's in the big girl pen. But the flooding and the leaves have made it a great enviroment for moss to grow and right now my yards which usually feed my big tortoises thru the winter are now mud and moss. I am pulling and scraping the moss out by hand. I have a narrow strip along side my carport that has good grass. So last week the sun was shining (really) and I laid a plank cross the strip to contain Mary. My neighbor has a wire fencing around her front yard so I figured it would hold Mary. as it holds her little designer dogs. hahahahahaha, you'd think I've never had a big Sulcata.
So I expected her to start grazing immediately, but she headed straight for that plank, tried to push it over for a bit. Then she discovered the lattice bordering my carport.
The strip
View attachment 316438
Mary discovers the lattice
View attachment 316439
I even moved her, but she is determined to break stuff
View attachment 316440 View attachment 316444
She ended her day by using all her strength trying to squeeze under the gas line
Ah Mary, what a tortoise!
View attachment 316446
She is a determined little girl, such a personality!
 

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Lyns loves her adventures, and sass.
 

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So most of you have met Mary Knobbins. You know she finds trouble where there freakin is none. I moved her outside pen as there were tires, and fences she mangled, and grape plants and a hydranga she destroyed. Mary is quite the tortoise. Now she is in the shed and yard built for my dead 100+lb Sulcata. So she's in the big girl pen. But the flooding and the leaves have made it a great enviroment for moss to grow and right now my yards which usually feed my big tortoises thru the winter are now mud and moss. I am pulling and scraping the moss out by hand. I have a narrow strip along side my carport that has good grass. So last week the sun was shining (really) and I laid a plank cross the strip to contain Mary. My neighbor has a wire fencing around her front yard so I figured it would hold Mary. as it holds her little designer dogs. hahahahahaha, you'd think I've never had a big Sulcata.
So I expected her to start grazing immediately, but she headed straight for that plank, tried to push it over for a bit. Then she discovered the lattice bordering my carport.
The strip
View attachment 316438
Mary discovers the lattice
View attachment 316439
I even moved her, but she is determined to break stuff
View attachment 316440 View attachment 316444
She ended her day by using all her strength trying to squeeze under the gas line
Ah Mary, what a tortoise!
View attachment 316446
OMG!!!!! 😂 I love Mary!!!!!!
 

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So most of you have met Mary Knobbins. You know she finds trouble where there freakin is none. I moved her outside pen as there were tires, and fences she mangled, and grape plants and a hydranga she destroyed. Mary is quite the tortoise. Now she is in the shed and yard built for my dead 100+lb Sulcata. So she's in the big girl pen. But the flooding and the leaves have made it a great enviroment for moss to grow and right now my yards which usually feed my big tortoises thru the winter are now mud and moss. I am pulling and scraping the moss out by hand. I have a narrow strip along side my carport that has good grass. So last week the sun was shining (really) and I laid a plank cross the strip to contain Mary. My neighbor has a wire fencing around her front yard so I figured it would hold Mary. as it holds her little designer dogs. hahahahahaha, you'd think I've never had a big Sulcata.
So I expected her to start grazing immediately, but she headed straight for that plank, tried to push it over for a bit. Then she discovered the lattice bordering my carport.
The strip
View attachment 316438
Mary discovers the lattice
View attachment 316439
I even moved her, but she is determined to break stuff
View attachment 316440 View attachment 316444
She ended her day by using all her strength trying to squeeze under the gas line
Ah Mary, what a tortoise!
View attachment 316446

Soon as I saw that lattice I saw that coming. Kind of wonder how long the fence is going to last🤣! And I'll BET she climbs over that board.
 

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Soon as I saw that lattice I saw that coming. Kind of wonder how long the fence is going to last🤣! And I'll BET she climbs over that board.
lol!!! My intention was to stay with her, but of course I got sidetracked moving blocks and forgot about her for a bit. I know she'd be thru that funky little fence in a heart beat. All the grass that is normally in her pens is drowned and covered with moss. There is nothing for her to eat. So I'm pulling out that moss by hand and shovel, and hoping I get it done so I can plant grass and pasture seed. This is the first time in 15 yrs of living here I have had the moss problem
 
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