Thursday, May 28, 2009

Hide and Seek Turtle

I was almost home from school this evening, when I slammed on the brakes to keep from running over a box turtle that was crossing the road toward our property. I got out to find out where it was in relation to my tires. It had gone back into the grass. I drove on in the driveway and got my camera and B, and we found it moving right along in the opposite direction from the road.

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After supper and after I had done some homework, we went outside and B spotted it again. This time it was walking right up our front walk. By the time I got the camera, it was on the porch. (That is the airline for the goldfish pond.)

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It skirted the pond.

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And followed the house wall where it sat for quite a while.

Later we found it in the purple heart near the garage door.

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When we returned from our walk, we could not find it. I’ll check under the tires before I leave in the morning.

Regular readers may remember that this spring, I took a young box turtle to school for a week, before letting it go across the cul-de-sac where the swamp is. This box turtle is much larger than that one.

1 comment:

Floridacracker said...

Gotta love box turtles. Nice save.