To Fence the Pool?

by Robin
(Melbourne, Florida)

We have a Sulcata tortoise that lives in our back yard. We have a short chicken-wire fence around the porch of our in-ground pool, but we want to know if this is necessary. Will he fall into the pool, or is he smart enough to avoid that?

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Apr 19, 2011
Fencing the pool
by: Shelly

You could probably fall into your pool under the right conditions. The difference is that you aren't wearing a heavy shell that would take you straight to the bottom.

I would fence the pool if it's deep enough to do damage to the sulcata who falls in.

Keep it slow and steady.

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