Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Operation Turtle Rescue

Fifty percent (both of you) got the latest quiz right. That's a box turtle that I rescued from the pond. The water level is pretty low so it couldn't get out of the pond and was clinging to the ladder. At first it looked like a frog with a really long neck, or even a duck since its head was covered in duckweed. (I'll accept duckweed as an answer but that's not what I was referring to in the quiz). I used the pond net to get the turtle out. I left briefly and it had already climbed off the pond deck into the ferns, so we pulled him out again and poured a glass of water over him to expose his natural beauty. :) They say turtles are slow, but he was so fast when he was trying to get away that my pictures turned out blurry. After taking pictures, we put him back in the ferns.





2 comments:

-clark- said...

I'm glad you were able to rescue the box turtle. I enjoy encountering them along the forest paths. I have been lucky to watch a mating pair and at least three females dig a nest for their eggs in our backyard.

-clark- said...

I am glad you were able to save the box turtle. I always enjoy encountering them along the forest paths. I have been lucky to witness a mating pair and at least three females dig their nests in my backyard.