I Like Turtles

I don't know about you, but I absolutely 100% LOVE turtles!  I've always been one to stop and help them cross the road, and I always get super excited when I find them while hiking and such.  I think most people would be excited to see the ocean while visiting a little town along the Gulf of Mexico, but I get excited about something else.  The park.  They've got a nice little walking trail that winds around a pond and through a wooded area, and the pond is packed FULL of turtles.  I always take a little packet of bread to feed to the seagulls and ducks, and that ends up bringing all the turtles swimming up to see what's going on.  They'll actually come close enough to eat out of your hand!




As I was sitting under the little pier taking photos, this little Grackle wandered pretty close and I was able to snap a photo.  

I was using a zoom lens to take these photos, but this particular seagull let me get about 2 feet away to take this picture.  I love it when animals sit still for photos :)

Not only are the turtles and birds at this park super friendly, but so are the squirrels...which are another of my favorites!  These little guys will take food from your hand too :)

Hope you're having a great week!


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6 comments:

  1. I love the turtles! And that's a great photo of the squirrel!

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  2. My bro has one of those turtles. When he first got it he was so small. Now it's huge 15 or so years later.

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    1. Awww! My little brother has a pair of them too-he's only had them for about 6 months or so though!

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  3. I love squirrels! But the squirrels up here are gigantic and pretty fearless. I'm also very partial to turtles. I used to live not far from a lack and got to watch the baby turtles and baby duckies in the spring. *sigh*

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    1. I saw a ginormous squirrel while visiting Niagara Falls one year...seriously the biggest squirrel I've ever seen in my life.

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