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Hi Richard. Thanks for reassuring us about your lovely tortoises. Look after yourselves and your dog and also your cow that I managed to take a picture of
Dear Carol,That is very interesting. Thankyou!
Thank you for your information Robert. The tortoises are obviously thriving. You all look after yourselves too and your lovely labrador.... I'm a dog lover too.
The green/red water fern that you see on the pond is called Azolla. It's perfectly natural and the fresh water is accessible to the tortoises, just underneath it.If you click on the 'time lapse' button you will see that a few tortoises did visit the pond, just yesterday, and most days, in fact.During the 'garua' (drizzly) season there is a lot of moisture in the surrounding area and the tortoises get much of their water through the vegetation they eat, hence they don't need to visit the pond so much. It's a different story when there is dry weather, and the tortoises herd into the pond.I hope that clears up any concern you may have and that you can continue to watch and enjoy the seasons and the tortoises.Warm regards, Robert Grimstone Proprietor & Naturalist GuideSemilla Verde Boutique HotelNo.1 Small Hotel in South America 2020 (Tripadvisor)
I think the weed must have clogged the pond up completely. I keep looking on time lapse and no tortoises are coming to drink. It needs to be cleared out.
Nature works, humans just watch!
Wisconsin Pam. Hi. It is like duckweed. It started off just a bit then it spread. I don't know if the tortoises eat that. It is quite deep water underneath. It doesn't seem to go off line so much now but I don't know what it is but when I look at the picture I get queasy and cannot look for long. I think someone needs to clean it if they have even noticed.
MandyP. I know your comment was 2 months ago, but I thought I'd tell you that I was having troublewith this cam. It would show the picture but, it started flashing a totally green screen. I didn't try to view itfor quite awhile. This is the first I've been able to watch it. Where did the water go? Looks more likesomeone filled the creek or pond with dirt! Poor tortoises.
Aphrodite M Wirtz. Thank you. I wasn't expecting to see one! I had seen a Labrador before there, but that was quite a surprise.
MandyP, I love your picture of the cow!
Just took 2 pictures of a cow!!
good view of tortoise and his friend a white bird coming for a drink 1.15pm Galapagos time
Why does the camera keep going off line?
i wish someone would clean it out and fill it with clean wate
No water for the giant tortoises just mud
3 giant tortoises :)