Monday, June 19, 2017

More Turtle activity seen This Morning

This morning I left my house around 7a.m, just after my first coffee of the day.  I drove to the location where I had seen a Snapper laying eggs on Saturday but didn't see anything new there. I got out of my car and looked down onto the river shore for emerging turtles but didn't see any there either, so I drove down to check out the lagoon area and when approaching the fenced in area around the water I saw a turtle headed toward the water.  Hmmmm, was it a small sized Snapper? or a large Painted Turtle?  The picture I took revealed its identity.  The yellow lines on its neck and the reddish tint on the bottom shell told me it was a Painted Turtle!

Next I drove to my favourite pond area where I had been seeing evidence of nest digging but hadn't as of yet seen any turtles!  This morning I hit the jackpot.  There were two |Snapping Turtles on the hillside of the shoreline up from the water.  I wish I had of attempted to take a movie of their fast moving activity for as soon as they were aware of my continuing interest and presence they moved  very quickly and returned to the waters of the pond from where they had come from.
The turtle shown above has become aware of my presence and it is turned to head back down the incline and to return to the water.


Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Nice photographs
I'm scared of snapping turtles, since I was a kid.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love all the turtles. I will keep my distance from the Snapping Turtle. Great photos. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and the new week ahead!