Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New Guest

I was driving out my lane at lunch today.  Low and behold I had a guest sitting at the end of the lane.  I was pretty impressed that he climbed his way up onto the divider.  I grabbed my camera to capture the moment.  As I drove by this surprisingly agile dude jumped off the barrier and into the shallow ditch below.  I double checked he didn't land upside down but he was on his way. Clever guy.   I hope he has made a home in my ditch with the bull frogs. A little nature keeps things entertaining.




5 comments:

houndstooth said...

Wow! Look at the long tail on that dude! He's pretty cool!

verobirdie said...

I too was wondering about his long tail...

Greyhounds CAN Sit said...

I'm thinking what a prehistoric looking chap he is! Very handsome in a rugged sort of way:)

jcp said...

He/She is a snapper. His body is bigger than the shell, and it can't retract into it, so it would be very aggressive out of water. It has a long long neck and can bite you even if you pick him up by the tail. (Not that I know this from personal experience). We are starting into the egg laying season soon and so its probably hunting for a place to lay eggs.

Lauren said...

Very cool! I see turtle occasionally, and I always like to see them! This is definitely not a small turtle, either :-)