Monday, March 29, 2010

Macro Monday: Turtle


In the decade of living here, we have never before seen a turtle on the property. Living near the river it is not an unlikely inhabitant, but unexpected all the same. (Maybe it came over from our neighbor's pond, as all their ducks seem to have taken up residence in my front yard.) Cody--who made the discovery yesterday afternoon--was very wary of this unusual being. I'm not sure why the turtle was against the fence, but obviously that was not a good decision.


I will have to look it up for identification, as I'm not familiar with native turtle species. It could very well be someone's released exotic pet, too. The chickens were certainly keeping a wide berth!


Enlarged, I could see myself reflected in the turtle's very blue eye!


After a few photos, I relocated it farther away from the backyard, down in the creek. It would be nice to have a resident turtle.


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8 comments:

Ed said...

Very,very cool shots! I think it is a common box turtle, we have them in Tennessee too..:-)

Jill said...

Neat! Brings back memories of my pet turtles. Maybe the little beauty was looking for a place to lay eggs! Great photos.

Holly said...

s/he's pretty big too!

colleen said...

Awesome shots! I love the close up of his cute little face.

Dana and Daisy said...

he looks flatter than a box turtle to me, but I'm not a turtle officianado.

dibear said...

There is something really sweet about turtles! Our Maggie Mae had a turtle last year that she kept bringing up on the porch. Chuck would take the poor thing back to the woods, and Maggie would find it and bring it back! This went on for quite awhile. :)

Kiki said...

Wow..super beautiful...brilliant series!
Kiki~

Far Side of Fifty said...

Beautiful little guy!:)

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