Sunday, September 13, 2009

Foothills Animal Rescue

Foothills Animal Rescue folks during their benefit yesterday on Pelham Road. Below: Holly Compton Harvell with Lala the cockatoo, and Frances Wilsher with DJ the Nanday Conure. (Yes, DJ poses for the camera!)

And Lightning, the really big turtle.



white rabbit said...

That turtle is a monster :-O

What do they feed it???

DaisyDeadhead said...

You should see it poop! And then it tracks all through it, gross. It was so hard to find a photo with no poop in it.

It was eating an entire head of lettuce, chomp, chomp, chomp. You can see a little piece of it. Also, somebody was heating up some... turtle gruel... and he seemed to really like it!

I left the guy's shoe in the photo so people could see how big he is!

Daisy said...

Turtle gruel? Hahahaha! Is the turtle up for adoption?

Rachel said...

What an awesome turtle. that is a beautiful pattern on the shell :)

word verification: actor

Dennis the Vizsla said...

So that's where Gamera retired to!

Rootietoot said...

what a gorgeous turtle!

CrackerLilo said...

Awesome turtle, but I'll bet the poo is...much less awesome. I like how you used a human foot for perspective.

sheila said...

Awesome turtle! Reminds me of the old turtles at the zoo when I was a kid. Shame he ended up in a rescue. I's GOOD he did...well, you know what I mean, lol

Shinade aka Jackie said...

Hi Daisy! I really do love you too!! I am very sorry it has taken me so long to get over here.

But, my sil is not in good health and all of our lives have been turned upside down in the last couple of weeks!!

What wonderful photos and yes indeddy that is one great big turtle.

We had a turtle invasion this spring but ours was the American snapping turtle. They were this size and larger.

The American Snapper is the most aggressive and vicious of all turtles. It was quite a problem for us as they were on a non stop mission to burrow into our inner yard in an attempt to get our little dog.

We really had to be on our toes and keep a close eye on Molli until their season passed over.

We had a great deal of flooding this spring and many reptiles were left confused.

I would rather deal with turtles than snakes. Many people were finding snakes in their cars, on their front porches and even in their homes.

I am not a snake person at all. So I am very relieved we only had to deal with turtles.

The parrot is wonderful also as are the pictures of you and your friend!!

I hope you have a great day!!

Big big hugs!!

JoJo said...

Love that the turtle's name is "lightning". lol

DaisyDeadhead said...

Glad you all like the turtle... apparently he was a bought as some exotic pet and when the owner(s) realized he was going to be Jurassic Park sized, just set him loose. :(

He was hungry trying to obtain food and fend for himself in wild areas he was not MEANT to live in, poor Lightning. :(

The birds are the same, rescued pets that people didn't realize would get so big. Both were tame and very friendly, even with strangers.

N. Rosa said...

Oh the poor thing. Couldn't he go to a zoo instead of staying at the rescue? Or are zoos abusive places like the circus? I don't know anymore. The birds are beautiful, it's such a shame they were no longer wanted by their owners.