Anybody that has cared for a tortoise outdoors knows they like to wander. I have caught George, several times, pushing at the gate that leads down to the driveway and street. Not wanting her to become a speed bump in my urban neighborhood, I had to devise a way to prevent her escaping. This barricade stops her for now. However in a few years she will be able to push it right over. She could grow over 100 pounds in less than 10 years. I'll reinforce it when necessary. Full grown Sulcata tortoises have been known to push over a chain link fence if they want to get to the other side. Or dig under it. They are very strong and they love to dig.
Step 1: Tools and supplies.
(1)Supplies needed: Eight (8) dead or otherwise abandoned Power Macintosh computers.
Tools needed: None
Step 2: Build the barricade.
(2) There is nothing particularly difficult about this project. Simply line up the row of abandoned computers across the walkway, blocking the route of escape. There you have it. A tortoise saved by an Apple. Computer that is.
Pretty simple for an instructable. But you got to admit, George has a certain cute factor. In a prehistoric sort of way.
Step 3: Document the accomplishment.
Take some pictures. "SMILE". "Oh, you are?"
Step 4: Oh oh. She noticed the camera.
HEY! You lookin' at me?