Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Seen

On a short stroll













A few days ago














Before the snow burst.













Nice Shell!

10 comments:

Lets Plant said...

I love turtles!! People hate me when I stop traffic to help them cross the road but they can beep all they want!! Great post!!

Nancy J. Bond said...

How exciting to find the turtle!

Frances, said...

Oh he is a beauty.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a good find.

Christopher C. NC said...

I was a bit surprised to find a box turtle at 4100 feet in elevation, but what do I know about creatures up here. I found a small crawdad in the creek, which surprised me too.

The turtle was a bit shy and didn't want to come out of his shell for a good face shot. They are way more patient than me.

chuck b. said...

Do you think it was a former pet?

Les said...

What I know about turtles is next to nothing. However, what I do know is that sometime in May or June, Box Turtles start seeking new territories and are often seen periously close to death on the pavement. It is always a sad time for me. I can only hope that they lay enough eggs to compensate for the flattened ones.

Anonymous said...

Yes, the snapping turtles are sunning in the pond up here in Va. and I saw my first snake today; a sure sign of spring.

As far as I know box turtles are native 'round these parts, not escaped pets.

Wow,are you really over 4000 feet? I hadn't realized!

bev

lisa said...

Heh...I stop to help them cross the road, too. Gotta watch out when you "help" snapping turtles though...I almost lost a chunk of my hand by forgetting how long their necks are! (Box turtles are native here too, BTW.)

Anonymous said...

Christopher, I am thoroughly enjoying all your posts and pictures. Last year from our deck, we saw a box turtle come up out of the woods, dig a hole in our back yard and lay its eggs. We marked the spot after it was done so we could watch to see what happened, but they must have hatched and left during the night when we didn't see them. Nature is amazing and your chronicle of it in the mountains is incredible!