My little lawn mower!

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Check out my little “lawn mower!” I took this picture of Tank our male Sulcata Tortoise yesterday in the tortoise yard. I couldn’t help but watch him for nearly an hour as he seriously munched away on some grass. What I found to be so funny is that he would stay in one place eat away the grass to nearly the dirt then leave behind him a perfectly trimmed grass line (similar to a golfer’s green)!

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Check out his trail! I can always tell where he has been in the yard at any given day!

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This is a completely normal behavior for Sulcata Tortoises. In the wild these animals will graze in the early morning, head back to a burrow or shelter to beat the extreme heat of the afternoon, then return to grazing on various grasses, shrubs, and flowers near the evening.