Saturday, March 31

Tiny Turtle...

At the conclusion of our morning walkabout we found this little little guy in our lower pond. He was about 6 inches from the shore just floating. We watched for a couple of moments and saw no movement, so hubby plucked him for the pond for a closer look. The tiny turtle did move his head, so we quickly snapped a few photos and placed him back near the edge of the water.  Unfortunately, a  check on the turtle late this afternoon found him dead (he was right where we left him this morning).  I am no turtle expert, but I think this was just a plain ole pond turtle.Any turtle experts out there???

turtle was about the size of a 50 cent piece

under side

check out the claws

In the water
Linking to camera-critters

9 comments:

  1. I think it's a Painted Turtle. He looks like the ones we have in Minnesota.

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  2. yup. painted turtle. i picked up one of these guys from our yard two days ago and transported him to the pond. i took a few photos, too which i'll post at some point. mine was alive and kicking, though (and happy to pee in my hand).

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  3. so sorry this sweet little guy did not make it. great shots of him/her. the painted underside is really pretty. he looks a lot like the little ones they sell in stores, or used to.

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  4. Poor him :(

    http://www.1sthappyfamily.com/2012/03/hamsters.html

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  5. poor little guy! he or she is so cute...wonder what happened??

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  6. Awwwe! Too bad the little guy didn't survive. Great pictures, though!

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  7. That is a very sad story. Your pictures captured a beautiful little creature.

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  8. Wonderful photos. From looking through the rest of your blog, it seems like you can make most anything beautiful. I'll be stopping by again...

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