Note- These massive turtles live in the Galapagos Islands. They are herbivorous
creatures eating prickly pears, cactus, grass, and ferns. The Geochelone Elephantopus
species have been known to grow to 500 pounds and live to 170 years. The Galápagos
archipelago is a Province off the coast of Ecuador.
A herd of turtles slither down
The Isle of Galapagos.
One huge centenarian
Was quite cantankerous.
Elephantopus was his name.
Six feet long, his moniker matched
The enormous frame
Dragging by in slow dispatch.
He stopped to eat some prickly pears,
A real reptilian feast,
Swelling out his shell of bone
This mammoth tortoise beast.
With five-hundred pounds pantomimed.
He gave me no quarter;
I gave him no dime.