Wednesday, July 8, 2009

visitor

We had a visitor in our yard.
I really don't know what kind of turtle it is.
Do you know?


melanie

8 comments:

Kay Day said...

That would be your, eh, proboscis turtle, more commonly known as the pointy nosed turtle in the lower regions of the US.
In the northern states it's referred to as the, uh, streisand tortoise.

(said with a Bostonian accent, ala Cliff Claven)

melanie said...

It is a Florida Soft shell turtle... :) It is a fast little bugger!

Jen said...

Big...well, it looks big.

melanie said...

Jen..it was big! :)

Pat Jenkins said...

i know it is one that looks liked he'd be good in a soup!!... i kid... quick story here miss melanie. one day i was taking our dog for a walk and she wanders over to a ditch sniffing for something. next thing i know she comes jumping back with a turtle attached to her snout! needless to say i think she learned her lesson with turtles!!.. he he...

melanie said...

PJ..I am sure she did!! ouch! :)

Jan Parrish said...

Very cool. I love amphibians. What type of markings does he have on his back?

melanie said...

Jan..I don't know now! I don't believe it really had any. :) Its face is amazing looking. From the locals here..it is quite rare to see one out of the water. :)

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