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#1 Germanlady

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Posted 01 August 2021 - 04:06 PM

Yesterday, when I was going to sit down with my icecream and watch my tortoises, I found two of them eating a fish! Well, it must have fallen down from the sky.

Some 100 metres from our house someone breeds fish. Since the middle ages they are breeding fish there. And Gray Herons often steel fish out of the water and sometimes lose it while flying.

 

I let my animals eat it. I thought that sometimes in Greece a fish falls from the sky, too.

 

I went to fetch my camera. Here are two videos and some photos:

 

 

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#2 NANACAZ

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Posted 02 August 2021 - 09:08 AM

Wow, What a great video, well what can I say... they seem to have enjoyed it..

 

Never seen anything like this. :ohmy:

 

What beautiful torts. are they female or male or mixed.

 

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#3 Germanlady

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Posted 02 August 2021 - 05:44 PM

The fish came down, where nine female Greek (Thb) torts are living. Only two of them ate the fish. Some came along, watched or ignored the event, others came near and sniffed at the fish and disappeared. The biggest tortoise stopped eating after a while, but stayed around. In the end, nothing was to be seen anymore, no track of a meal.

 

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Posted 31 August 2021 - 07:33 PM

They will eat each other too when a death occurs. Tortoises are opportunistic feeders and will eat slugs, snails, cat and dog poop. Not the little vegetarians we are led to believe they are ;)




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