Weekly photo challenge: Wildlife

I was out in the yard with my camera when I noticed my new neighbor out in his. I wandered over and commented on the landscaped pond he was installing. Evidently I wasn’t the only one who noticed because this little wild guy was hanging around in his yard waiting for the pond to be filled.

He looks a lot like the little guy that hung around our yard last year and had a stand-off with Arthur. But that little guy sadly met his fate under the wheel of the mail truck. Maybe this isn’t a guy at all. Maybe this is his sister. I hope she is smarter and stays out of the road.

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14 thoughts on “Weekly photo challenge: Wildlife”

  1. I know. I felt pretty bad when I saw the crushed little turtle last year. It had been more or less living in our front landscaping under the daylilies.

    1. Good for you. I saw a really big, creepy looking turtle crossing a 4-lane road the other night. I thought it was a mini-dinosaur for a moment. Everyone was swerving to avoid it.

    1. I hope she survives too, or at least I hope I don’t see her if she doesn’t.

      She was about 5-6 inches in diameter I think. If you make a circle with your two hands, she might fit in it.

  2. In our previous home, there was a large male turtle that lived on our cul-de-sac and my kids named him “Speedy”. Beautiful little creature. Unfortunately, he too met his demise at the hands of some idiot speeding down the street but my kids gave him a nice little service and buried him in our garden.

  3. I love this photo. If you notice by my site name I love turtles, the sea turtle being my favorite, but I love them all. By the way, there is no way I can believe you are over fifty at all. I noticed you said something about gardening. I’m only four years older and don’t look nearly so young. You are a great photographer.

  4. Terrific shot. I was watching one in the river near my house a few days back, a larger one, just contentedly going about eating reeds under water.

    I remember once escorting a snapping turtle across the road in Algonquin Park. For some reason, he wasn’t all that grateful, wanted to take a bite out of me.

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