Saturday, September 19, 2009

Backyard visitor

My daughter saw this snapper turtle walking through our backyard during lunch one day. I sprang across the grass to capture him with my camera lens for my blog.

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  1. Am I correct in thinking that these can be quite dangerous? Only if you tickle it under its chin I suppose...

    Where was it headed?

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  2. What a nice visitor! Turtles are so cool!

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  3. I understand you had to hurry...

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  4. Did your daughter adopt the turtle?? :-)

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  5. Awe! I had a turtle when I was a little girl.

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  6. Great photo. Luck your daughter had her eyes peeled!

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  7. You "sprang"? Heh. Heh. Reminds me of the turtle and the hare. Are you the guy the turtle looked at and asked, "What hair, er...hare?"

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  8. He's cute! Did he snap at you?

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  9. aaaaaahhh mercy.. those snappers. i remember one wild snapped at a pals hand..oops that hurts really bad.. snap snap snap...

    nice shot. always love those backyard intruders..

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  10. Butler, the ever knowledgeable fauna expert, would like to correct you and say that the turtle is not a snapper, rather a northern painted turtle. He's just sayin'.

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  11. Hard to catch, but it is worth the effort!

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  12. I love turtle, They are harmless animals.

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  13. Wow, at first sight I thought it was a brass sculpure...

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