Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Turtle Crossing

Turtle Xing
I don't know who puts these signs up and takes them down again (all the Mud Season signs are long gone!) but it's a good idea - not just snappers but painted turtles are crossing in droves. The snappers aren't as slow as they look, but they are MEAN. I tried to shoo one along and at first it started scooting across, then it stopped, sort of raised up on its legs, and then turned on me as if to attack. I fled back to the car and took a few more photos out the window - from a safe distance. It's blurry - maybe he scared me so much my hand was shaking!


Blogger RUTH said...

He certainly "looks" mean...we have crossings in some places for migrating frogs and ducks....Rx

3:07 AM  
Blogger Emery Roth II said...

Yes, a nasty expression on his face. I didn't know turtles had expressions.

9:31 AM  
Blogger Keropok Man said...

the eyes are scary

it's so piercing!

1:16 PM  
Blogger tut-tut said...

I used to keep a shovel and a piece of cardboard in the back of the car to help snappers across the way.

6:20 PM  

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