Woof Wednesday! Or, Well…What Sound Do Tortoises Make Anyway?

sammy the desert tortoise

Don’t laugh, I run a 4.2 (hour) 40-yard dash!

Pro football is a tough sport, with tough mascots – Steelers, Packers, Lions, and so on. (Or if you’re Michael Vick, pit bulls, though thankfully that didn’t work out so well for him.)

But like any Californian, San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick takes pride in being a little different–with a big reptile, Sammy the desert tortoise.

Kaepernick’s dad recently posted this shot of Sammy, with the caption, “Sammy wanted to let you know he is working out and almost ready if any lineman need a break.”

And at 110 pounds, plus the tortoise’s ability to regulate his energy and water loss and withstand temperatures of 140 degrees, he truly is a tough dude after all. Happy Woof Wednesday, Colin and Sammy!


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