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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Baby Turtle

Hi there!  I thought I'd pop in for a moment to show off the little baby turtle Nick found last evening on a walk through a local park.


My husband told me it was a snapping turtle, but after looking at pictures online, I believe it to be a painted turtle.

Oh, how the boys wanted to bring him home and keep him as a pet.  Of course, they want to keep every animal they find.  Like the big toad Nick found today.  But, mean ol' mom made him put the turtle back after we spent a few minutes with it.  He was pretty happy to disappear back into the pond near where Nick found him.

I was tempted to bring him home though.  I mean, look how cute he is!  And I've always wanted a turtle.  But considering we just flushed Alex's deceased guppy the other day, I didn't think we were ready for the responsibility of a turtle.  :)  (I will admit, the guppy did live longer than I expected.  Does anyone need an almost full container of fish food?)  

Little by Little


Kim said...

He is soooo cute! Love the close up. I'm sure it was hard to let him go. We...and by we, I mean the kids...have a hard time letting things go, too.

Tamar SB said...

So adorable!! I love turtles!!

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

How adorable!!!!!! I love that you not only find all these amazing critters but you capture them so well.

Maddy said...

What a lucky find, and a great shot you got of him as well. I've had 5 little baby turtle pets, all the same size as this one - and they're adorable!

Maddy :)

...melody... said...

What a cool shot! Love the colors!