Sunday, June 17 2007

Turtles

My neighborhood is old enough that they included a lot of surplus green space, including a widespread network of walking paths and several well-kept drainage ponds.

Several of the ponds are home to a large number of shy turtles.  They seem to be particularly fond of the overflow grates in the drainage ponds,
http://dorkside.mee.nu/images/Turtle3.jpg
but will bask on any flat surface they can find.
http://dorkside.mee.nu/images/Turtle2.jpg

Good pictures are hard to come by, as they are shy around people, and will go underwater at any sudden movement.  I happened to catch this rather large and impressive one just as he noticed me and made a break for the safety of deeper water.
http://dorkside.mee.nu/images/Turtle1.jpg

I'm as bad a photographer as I am a writer, but I'm learning.

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1 Yay turtles!

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