Thursday, February 16, 2012

R. Lee "Gunny" Ermey - A New Calmer Profession - Librarian Getting Out The Vote

This is destined to become a classic. I don't know how long it has been out there but I just saw it for the first time today and the NRA was so nice as to allow people to share it with others! You have just got to love R. Lee "Gunny" Ermey!

All the best,
Glenn B

Hermann's Tortoise On The Lam - I'm Gettin' Outta Here

The first hatchling Hermann's Tortoise, of 5, makes its way out of its shell only to be confronted by me holding a camera on it. I took several pictures but all except this one came out badly out of focus, and this one is not all that sharp either but it will do. Perhaps it is time for a new camera but I think that may have to be on hold until I find a job to supplement my retirement pay or find one on sale with a really good price. Pardon me, I digress.


At least three of the Hermann's  Tortoise eggs had pipped yesterday and then the other two, either late last night or today. The second one to hatch out came out this morning. The third was out by the time I got home, tonight, from my travels today. The fourth and fifth have not yet come all the way out of their sells, one is striving to as I type and the other apparently has split the shell into two distinct halves and seemingly tried to crawl back into one half because it was facing into it when I checked on it. No matter, what they normally do once they hatch is to burrow down into the damp substrate of the incubation chamber, a least that is what they do in my set up. I may just leave these three for another day, give them time to absorb the egg yolks that are still attached to each, then put them in with their older brothers tomorrow or the next day. The two  already put into the other enclosure have mostly absorbed their egg yolks and their shells have become well formed. It appears that all five of them will be normal. Shucks, none are albino or melanistic, none have two headed ones!


All the best,
Glenn B
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