That's such a pretty turtle, I never knew, the species divided into three and more toed-turtles. It seems to be as curious as I am, wanting to know what is ahead of it. A piece of paper, a fragment of china? We will never know…
Hi Ryan, I like turtles very much and this is a lovely photo. We have 4 red-eared slider turtles. Does this kind of turtle live near or in the water? Greetings, Anne
Thanks, May! I'm not sure about the whole species, but only the three-toed kind live around here. Except apparently some of them have four toes. Go figure. Well, ahead of him is a leaf, and beyond that is the woods. I talked him through the whole thing, like a session: "That's right (click), that's right, now (click) get on the leaf...get on the...YES!! THAT'S IT!!! (click, click)". Unfortunately I was so emphatic the ones on the leaf were all blurry.
And thanks, Anne! I like turtles and tortoises as well. This box turtle is a land-based turtle and doesn't swim. He has a hinge underneath his shell that can swing closed to protect his face when he goes inside. He enjoys eating berries and worms, and taking long walks through the woods.
Blurry? I think it's very pretty. Ahead about a neck's length is something half buried in the grass, which I wondered, what it could be, because it looks as if the turtle aimed at it.
Thanks again, May. I was talking about the later pictures, once he had reached a big dead leaf on the ground. Those were blurry, so I used this earlier shot instead.
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Photo taken in Meramec, MO, USA
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