Thursday, July 1, 2010

A night's lodging, but no dinner

This painted turtle seemed to materialize out of nowhere. All of a sudden there he was motoring out from under the Arctic blue willow. He spent a night in our pond where, fortunately, he didn't eat the goldfish (or plants). And then, the next day he was gone. Just passing through, apparently, on the way to some grand adventure.

In the wild, painted turtles can live to be as old as 40. I wonder how old this one is ...

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