Friday, August 26, 2011

Can you take yet another critter?

I seem to be on a theme here although it was not intentional.

This morning as the dog and I were returning from a walk midmorning I noticed this critter on the front lawn quite near the curb and heading towards the road. It has been a number of years (perhaps five or more) since I have seen a box turtle in our yard. I'm not sure if it could be the same one or not. In the 2000 - 2004 period we would see a box turtle perhaps two or three times in a year and usually in the back yard area.

When I checked thirty minutes later there was no sign of the turtle so I hope it did cross the road and find someplace safe to go.


  1. You're doing a great job getting images of these visitors - the hummers especially are hard to capture. At least this little one doesn't move that fast!

  2. You may have to put up a little sign post....Emmer's Wildlife Sanctuary!!
    Just a thought...if you date the photograph , you can compare your visitors each year and determine if they are 'regulars'...oh, the biologist seeping out again....

  3. Well this guy shoudn't be hard to recognise next time round - the African folk art paintings on his shell must be extremely unique!


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