Saturday, June 8, 2013

Our newest Bed&Breakfast guest

We do not live on water; we live up a huge hill from a pond and swamp and guess who came trotting along a week ago, perhaps to lay its eggs up here on the hill.  He/she trotted past the collection of horses next door, made it through the pastures, himself nearly nicked it with the lawn tractor but it scooted out of the way.  For us, it's a large turtle.  Have no idea what the attraction was in climbing the big hill...maybe it didn't have it's turle GPS with it and took the wrong turn.



At June 8, 2013 at 5:24 PM , Blogger Lavinia-AZ said...

From this end it looks like a snapping turtle??

At June 8, 2013 at 7:30 PM , Blogger RoseyP said...

Good heavens, Lavinia, it could well be. My neighbour took the picture on her phone and sent it over to me. It was the size of a large dinner plate and she was amazed to see it trundling through the pasture and horses, over to our field. We've never seen a turtle up here on the hill in all the 25 years we've been here. My husband will now want to go onto the internet and check this out. Thanks for the suggestion.

At June 8, 2013 at 7:33 PM , Blogger RoseyP said...

Now, Lavinia, himself has come into my studio immediately when I asked him to check out the turtle (he has the copy of the email and pictures) and announced that no, it was not a snapping turtle because their shells are spikey and not smooth and round. My husband thinks it was a mud turtle. He's quite definite about that but then, he's quite definite about a lot of things...I am not a turtle specialist...(grin)

At June 11, 2013 at 3:25 AM , Blogger Lavinia-AZ said...

Well I guess that's a good thing, Rosey, it was hard to tell from the picture..

At June 11, 2013 at 3:37 PM , Blogger RoseyP said...

More turtle stuff. On my way home from town this afternoon, I stopped to let a neighbour shoo a big old turtle across the road by the swamp. I asked him what kind it was...he said...a snapping turtle, so I asked him if he could try and identify our turtle and it's been sent off via the internet. We'll see what he comes up with.

I have to laugh because after living 48 years in the city of Toronto, I move up further north into the country and the traffic jams are something to behold. Porcupines, big turtles, Canada Geese walking their young across the road...and of course, always mindful and very careful about the deer, which can cause very serious accidents. I tell you, the stress of country driving can really be something


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