Sunday, 9 August 2009

Raspberry tartoise

When you have more raspberries than you can eat, it's only fair to share.
Hattie adores red fruits: strawberries, tomatoes, raspberries. I took a bowlful into the garden and sat with her. From half asleep to fully gorged and raring to go in three minutes. Raspberries are super-charged fuel for prehistorics.
Can you imagine the size of a fruit that could satisfy a brontosaurus?
I will give her face a wipe later to keep the flies away, once she's licked up all the remnants.

6 comments:

Sara said...

Our tortoise loves toes!!

Winchester whisperer said...

Cute photo, Mopsa

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Do you have a herd of tortoises? How much do they sell for at the local market?

Mopsa said...

Sara - to eat?

WW - I'm not sure Hard Hattie is cute... interesting, yes.

YP - you've not been keeping up with my Hard Hattie tales! It's illegal to sell tortoises without a licence and they have to be captive bred to avoid further stealing from the wild. Hard Hattie has a mind of her own tho.

Sara said...

Jennifer tortoise will try & eat your toes if they are poking out of sandals in the summer! I've never tried her with raspberries, but they must surely taste nicer than toes.

Tai said...

What a gorgeous tortie, razz-faced and all.