Friday, June 10, 2011

A Morning Visitor

The other morning while I was eating breakfast, I happened to glance out the window and see this fellow just crossing our driveway into our yard . . .


It had been a long time since I had seen a snapping turtle so it was neat to go out and watch him for a bit!

8 comments:

  1. How fun! When we lived in Topeka (three years ago) we had a small creek behind our house and we would find snapping turtles in it. There was also a couple ducks that came there each spring. It was fun =)

    Blessings, sweet friend!
    Amy

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  2. Turtles simply fascinate me. Plus, I'm sure they make wonderful wildlife photography subjects since they can't jump up and run away like rabbits or deer, or fly away like birds!

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  3. Dear Sarah,

    How very nice! We just saw our first turtle (wild) ever; a three-toed box turtle. We thought it was fake at first! The girls were so excited, and sad to have to let it go.

    Love,

    Marqueta

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  4. That must have been nice to live by a creek like that, Amy! And not only to see and enjoy wildlife such as the snapping turtles and ducks, but to listen to the water as well. You must have some wonderful memories of that place!

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  5. They do me, as well, Miss Linda! And yes, they are a little easier to photograph than the rabbits, deer and birds that you mention. :) So much so that when I discover one, I generally can go back inside, get my camera, come back out, and they’ll still be there for me to photograph!

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  6. How fun that must have been for you all to see your first ever wild turtle, Marqueta! Especially for your children. It’s wonderful that they enjoy nature and animals so much! And even though they had to let the turtle go, at least they were able to enjoy it for a little while.

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  7. Well isn't he a lovely fellow. :o) I'm sure it was fascinating watching him! :o)

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