John's house is next door to an empty sandy lot where many gopher tortoises make their homes. These large, speedy turtles dig 2-foot-diameter holes that connect to each other by tunnels up to 30 feet long. This baby gopher tortoise evidently moved away from the lot and made himself a tiny burrow under an Indian hawthorn shrub in John's front yard. He was chillin' on the doorstep a couple weeks ago, when I went out to go to the library. He wasn't interested in hanging out with me. The last photo shows him hurrying towards his hole.