baby-tortoiseStrolling through my garden here at Charlston Cottage this morning I found this baby tortoise hiding under a plant. What a happy surprise!

I think it may belong to our lettuce eating tortoise.

The baby is about 8 – 9 cm in length and is very gangly at the moment. Its right front leg sort of wraps itself over its head when it tries to walk.

I don’t know where the mother is at the moment but hopefully we’ll see more of both of them.

charlston-garden-tortoise-eating-lettuceI once again realised how privileged we are to live here in Kasouga, so close to nature with wondrous things just waiting for you to look.