Friday, August 31, 2007

My old turtle buddy


It is hard to interact with my buddy and try to 'shoot' him at the same time.Often at night I walk out of the shed to find my friend in the little stream,looking up at me.I have seen him bite a chicken leg in two,like it was a twig!Sometimes he comes when I call him.I feed him scraps like I would a dog.Raw stuff is his favorite.One afternoon a few days ago,I had two neighbors come to see him.For the first time ever,and being a little bit drunk,I fed him a hot dog by hand!There are three different kind of
water turtles in there,and one type on land. And,oh yeah,I have known him for about fifteen years now.

10 comments:

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi Carl,
Your buddy????
Your friend??? (I am kidding!)
Ok well I like different animals too, so therefore why not a turtle. THIS ARE GREAT SHOTS!

Thankyou for your nice words while visiting my blog (about the Vet's visit) YES I always tru=y to make the best of everything.

Have a good weekdn greetings for you family . JoAnn :)

don said...

Fine shots of your long-time friend. You've captured him quite well. I don't know about feeding him by hand! :-)

Anonymous said...

Great shot, great story. Oh, by the way Daddy always said if a turtle bites you he won't let go until it thunders. I have always doubted that and don't want to learn it through you so watch out. I trust your judgement though. Mama.

Lavenderlady said...

Your braver than I am! Snapping turtles...my fingers...no, not me.

Ann (MobayDP) said...

lol lavender lady :) I'm with you!

I adore most animals (snakes and insects and spiders are not animals in my book!) though so maybe I'd chance feeding him. ;-)

Lisa said...

What a wonderful thing to have a turtle as a buddy! Fifteen years ~ wow! :)

ruth said...

And what is his name?

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

He carl,
Where are you? What do you see through your camera or window?
I am curious at your other 'new' photo's:)

JoAnn :)

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

hi Carl,
I just wanna wish you a happy weekend....
Thanks (one time) for your comments:)
I posted a cows B&W collage today:)
Have a great weekend !
JoAnn :)

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi Carl,

I visited your blog again:)

JoAnn Oktober 21Th