On these 10 wooded acres that we call home, there are somewhere between 7 and 10 gopher tortoises that also call "our" place home.
They have been here since the last ice age and we, well, our St. Augustine rooted family brags about being in Florida for the past 250 years ... which always seems pretty impressive until the gophers drop their ... "since the last ice age" bombshell.
That always ends the discussion ... I try not to bring up generational timelines anymore when I am chatting up a gopher tortoise.
It's a dead end street.
Speaking of dead ends ... consider the scene below.