Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The turtles are coming! The turtles are coming!



I stood near the pond bank early one morning and spotted this little guy . . . or gal. I watched him/her swim around, up, down, fast and slow. It really was quite a water ballet routine. Not being a turtle expert I grabbed a handful of grass and threw it as hard and as far as I could into the water. Silly grass doesn't lend itself to being thrown very far so I went to get a handful of fish food. When I came back a few moments later this was the scene . . .




They were all lined up like airplanes on a tarmac.




They gobbled that fish food up like they hadn't eaten in days.





And, that is when I realized that the first one I saw wasn't a little guy or gal but probably Ma or Pa Turtle.




-dana

15 comments:

Working Mom said...

aaawww!! look at the little guys!! what a cute post! =)

Amy said...

How fun is that! I would never see anything like that in Utah!

Regina said...

How wonderful! I collect "turtle stuff" but don't often get to see live ones... Love that last photo!

Em said...

So cute! We have three pet turtles 'rescued' by my husband, who finds them while he's doing landscaping work. Your first sentence in this post reminded me of the book "A Fly Went By"...

It starts... "I sat by the lake, and I looked at the sky. And as I looked, a fly went by."

Ha ha!

Amy said...

That is so cool! Never have I ever . . .

Catherine said...

How fabulous to see that -- and how wonderful that you had the fish food on hand to feed them!

sarah, rsm said...

such cuties! and to be able to see them in your backyard!

Scottish Nanna said...

They are sooooo cute You will have to feed them all the time now. The photos are good.
Hugs Mary.

Chickenbells said...

They are too great! I would love it if I saw a whole herd of them here...

Pony Girl said...

Wow, so they're wild turtles? Too cute, with their little turtle heads popping out of the water!

Renna said...

I have had a lifelong love affair with turtles. They're just the cutest things.

Are they snapping turtles? If so, you sure want to stay clear. Don't snapping turtles eat the fish?

ancient one said...

I sometimes see one or two little turtles in our ditch, but as soon as they see me they hide under some leaves... never seen them swimming... Thanks for sharing that!!

Tine said...

Sweet sweet turtle pictures! I love turtles, unfortunately they don't live in the wild in Denmark :-(

Beckynsc said...

Great pics! I love watching animals in the wild. You were lucky to catch those pics.

Beckynsc said...

Great pics! I love watching animals in the wild. You were lucky to catch those pics.