Friday, October 5, 2007

He came, he saw and he left!

We had an unexpected but a welcoming guest for lunch today. Can anyone take a guess who? He is one of the lovable, slow but steady types and four legged reptile. Yeah...............a Tortoise!!!!!!!

It was around 12:10 in the noon and as my husband pulled over his car to park, he saw something crawling in the backyard. He called me to show what he saw. Initially I freaked out seeing Mr.Torty in our backyard. Mr.Torty probably got scared too. He hid within is shell. Few minutes later he popped his neck out to check if I were still there. Seeing me silent, he must have calmed down too. And then, he started exploring our backyard slowly. I followed him cautiously with camera in hand. The grasses in our backyard are taller unlike our neighbor’s who had just mowed theirs yesterday. And the dry leaves were spread all around here. Mr. Torty must have been disappointed seeing the unpleasantly looks in the backyard. He began crawling towards the exit (read fence). I offered him some carrots and spinach to lure him back, and that didn’t stop him from leaving. And within few minutes, he was on the other side of the fence.

We let him go. But the few minutes Mr.Torty spent with us was a good one. He even posed a lovely shot for me. Take a look...

He Came

He saw

....and he left!

11 comments:

Happy cook said...

Mr.Tot looks really cute.
Well i am sure he was more scared than you :-))))

Kalpana said...

Wow, wonderful experience, right. Came to your blog from azer's. You have got a cool one. Will visit often. :)

Wellingtonbala said...

Nice one and Happy lawn-mowing!

Azer Mantessa said...

cute :-)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thanx for sharing your wonderful experience!!

click said...

he's gorgeous.

bee said...

that was me signing in as 'click'.

Mythili said...

Wow look at the crimson colored torty!! Looks great agains the green background :)

I hope he got home safe.

-Mythili

Grihini said...

Thankyou all for reading my wonderful experience with Mr.Torty!

I still looking for him, in case he shows up!

Sirisha Kilambi said...

haha...Nice narration and an apt title.......Nice :-)

kavita said...

sooooooooo cute, your husband must be boasting that it was due to him you had a visitor!!!!!!