1.26.2010

Turtle Time

 

I have shown you the salamanders, frogs, and snakes of last weekend's walk but I have neglected to share the turtles. So here you go, some turtles on a log...
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10 comments:

KaHolly said...

I'm glad you didn't forget about the turtles! No rocks, but you do have turtles! Sweet photo. ~karen

Caroline said...

" On the faraway island of Salamasond,
Yertle the Turtle was king of the pond...." Dr. Seuss

:o)

Pablo said...

For some reason that shot reminds me of my four children.

Sally said...

Lucky you! I still can't believe all these guys are out in January...

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

I call them bumps on a log.

jason said...

It's nice to see bumper-to-bumper traffic isn't just a city problem. And just wait until there's a pileup...

swamp4me said...

KaHolly,
We once had a couple from Switzerland visit the swamp. They had never seen a real turtle...but I bet they had seen rocks ;)

Caroline,
Well said!

Pablo,
Were you ever able to get them lined up on a log?

Sally,
I'm amazed, too. How do they know that the air temperature is warm??

Lynn,
Lots of bumpy logs out there that day!

jason,
It's the head-on collisions that I dread ;)

sweet bay said...

Are those Yellow-Bellied Sliders? They look like racing turtles, so sleek. :)

swamp4me said...

sweet bay,
The second one from the top is a yellow-bellied. I can't tell if the others are or not. They may be cooters. You can tell which ones are males though - check out the long "fingernails" on the first and third turtles.

swamp4me said...

Duh. I just realized you can make out the claws in this particular picture - sorry.