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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