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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Box Turtle

Roger spotted this little guy when we went for the drive a while back...

I stopped and took him on across the road. 

16 comments:

Tom said...

...I never knew that you were a crossing guard!

Ginny Hartzler said...

What brilliant markings! You did a good deed for sure. Do they snap?

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

It would do us all good to slow down to his speed.

Christine said...

Your good deed for the day! A handsome fellow!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, thanks for rescuing the turtle. He is cute. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

Sandra said...

twice in the last 6 weeks I have stopped, once for a turtle and and once for a tortoise, so far no box turtles... he sure is beautiful

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

When we drive into Michigan, we like to take the back roads instead of the highways whenever possible. We quite often find a turtle that needs to cross the road at a faster pace than HE is going for safety sake. I love turtles. When the boys were little they brought one home from the river. We kept him for a many years. We called him Stretch because when you picked him up he could stretch his neck around and snap you. When the boys grew up, Stretch went back to the river. You have to love a turtle!
xx, Carol

don said...

You did a good deed to help him across. He might not have survived if you hadn't.

Mildred said...

Theo often spots these on his daily walk.

ElizrdbthSpeaks said...

i see the guys all the time .. notice people over to get them across the road. not sure why they do that. i wonder how many are left? we had one time would see them in our yard ... not sure which year it was ... but found a shell with no turtle left? what happened? kind of made me so sad. they are so cute. maybe cute is not the right word ... but neat? ha. ha! ( ;

happyone said...

Oh I do like turtles and you got a terrific shot of this guy. I usually see them with orange and instead of the yellow.

Ruth Hiebert said...

I'm sure ehe was happy to have the help. He is a pretty critter.

Bill said...

We stopped for a turtle some years back-- it seemed quite unusual, so we took it home. Guess what--- They really don't smell very good! Anyway, an expert from the University came and said that he really was out of his element-- and took him to safer environs. Nice pictures!

vesselsmemories said...

Hi, the turtle is adorable. We find them once in a while around our home. I think this is my first time visiting your blog, I will poke around :) Thank you for visiting my barn post and blog last week.

Dawn in New Hampshire USA

Red Rose Alley said...

Turtles are amazing to me. This one with the yellow design is beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Rose.

~Sheri

Klara S said...

Cute...

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