Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Look Who Stopped By!

We've been having some torrential downpours here lately (after 3 weeks of nothing!) and there have been a few afternoons where we've had water front property for a few hours. Still, I was a bit surprised to see our visitor when I went to pick up the mail.....


I'm not sure what type of turtle s/he is as I'm not up on my turtle identification facts; however, don't let anyone fool you—these creatures can move! In the space of 30 seconds it took me to turn around and go get my camera, s/he'd moved about 15 feet from where I originally spotted them! And if it wasn't 150ยบ outside, I probably would have attempted a sketch out there, but it's just too darn hot! Besides, it will probably be raining in another 30 minutes or so!

10 comments:

  1. One of the things I like about Florida is the possibility of coming upon wildlife in your backyard. (Turtles are certainly more fun than alligators, I'll admit.) Glad you could at least snap a photo!

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  2. I think it is a painted turtle from what I can see. My son loves turtles, so whether I wanted to know all the turtle breeds or not, I learned anyway! Or maybe it's one of the Mutant Ninja Turtles?

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  3. Well, we know s/he is not Tommy ;)
    I'm glad, too, that it wasn't an alligator you discovered!!

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  4. How fun to find a turtle in your yard. I have had lots of interesting critters in my yard but will never be able to say I had a turtle. And way glad I can say I will never have an alligator in my yard.. :)

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  5. How amazing to see wild turtles in your garden. I love insights like these when visiting blogs from other countries!

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  6. At least you could get a photo. You can paint/sketch from your photo.

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  7. Laure, that's too cool! Better a turtle that an alligator! Isn't nature just wonderful! :) At least you were able to get the picture and can sketch from it later, can't you?

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  8. I can empathize... it's "150" degrees here too! I'm wilting.... !

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  9. Oh gosh...we have had these turtle adventures in our neighborhood also! It is such fun to see them come a visitin!!! :)

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  10. I have't seen any turtles but I haven't seen any rattlesnakes yet either of which I am very happy! I don't even want to paint one of those snakes. A turtle is another story. I too am glad it wasn't an alligator!

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