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Sunday, June 03, 2007

Right of Way

right of way
If it's late spring, it must be time for the snapping turtle to cross the road. Last year I held a little contest - the person with the best answer to "why did the turtle cross the road?" won a postcard from Sharon. I have fewer visitors who comment this year, perhaps because I never go blog hopping, but if anyone wants to play again, I'll play too! So send me your captions for this photo (forget the intro, any caption will do)! (The winner last year, from Buzzgirl, was "so get a manicure.")

By the way, to give you an idea of size - look at this one from last year, which had a man's feet in the shot for scale. This guy here probably is a bit smaller, I'd say a foot across the shell.

14 Comments:

Blogger Carol E. said...

Hi, Jenny. I think all of us are doing less commenting and less blog hopping these days because it has gotten so big. I often just admire the thumbnails at the portal and don't even click in. Sad, because I would love to linger at so many of them... it's just too much these days. And I do not have a clever caption for you! Just glad I'm not walking barefoot around this guy.

12:00 AM  
Blogger RUTH said...

How incredible to have turtles walking up the road! Can't think of a caption but I've got a joke;

A baby turtle was standing at the bottom of a large tree and with a deep sigh, started to climb. About an hour later, he reached a very high branch and walked along to the end. He turned and spread all four flippers and launched himself off the branch. On landing at the bottom in a pile of soft, dead leaves, he shook himself off, walked back to the bottom of the tree and with a sigh started to climb.

About an hour later, he again reached the very high branch, walked along, turned, spread his flippers and flung himself off the branch. Again, he landed on the bottom, shook himself off, went to the bottom of the tree, sighed and started climbing.

Watching these proceedings from the end of the branch were two little birds. Mummy bird turned to Daddy bird and said, "Don't you think it's time we told him he was adopted?"
Rx

2:05 AM  
Blogger Abraham Lincoln said...

Amazing story Ruth told. I am still smiling.

I have never seen a snapping turtle walking anywhere much less out of the water. The urge to move like this must have something to do with sex or food. You pick.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo
My Photography

6:53 AM  
Blogger Nathalie said...

Put your best foot forward!

8:27 AM  
Blogger lv2scpbk said...

He looks huge. I'd say the turtle crossed the road to get to the other side. LOL

He looks big, now all you need is the hare. Wouldn't that have been cute to see the turtle walking past a rabbit and you get the shot at the perfect moment. Anyway, good shot.

8:55 AM  
Blogger Jack Mccoy said...

Hi Jenny,

Here are what our turtle could say to us

"Eh yes, I entraine for the next Cross-country race"

10:01 AM  
Blogger sapramiska said...

"Chuck Norris made me!"

12:23 PM  
Blogger Bergson said...

I never saw tortoise with such a long tail

which is the race

1:21 PM  
Blogger Icarus said...

'Cos the pizza delivery kid had a day off........

Nice one, Ruth!

3:34 PM  
Blogger Lavenderlady said...

No caption..."right of way" was great.

4:13 PM  
Anonymous Dan said...

that thing is built like a tank!

8:08 PM  
Blogger lv2scpbk said...

Another caption....

Blog Hopping.

8:20 AM  
Blogger Keropok Man said...

this turtle is really old ya?

i just asked my sis, do turtles have tails? after looking at your picture. haha..

she said of course they have. hmmm...
i never noticed them before!

1:19 PM  
Blogger emily said...

"I'll cross after this one...wait, no, this next one...no, after this one..."

Eh, I got nuttin'. Loved the picture your kiddo took!!!

10:44 PM  

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