Kick Your Feet Back Its The Weekend!

F/9.0, 1/320, ISO 200.

Hispaniolan slider

Why do you measure snakes in inches?

Because they don’t have any feet.

Interesting Fact: Whether this creature is found in the wild or in captivity, it has been known to urinate when picked up. This is considered a sign of distress. It also may bite or scratch, but has not been known to cause any severe harm. If found in the wild, the turtle may be more likely to do any one of these. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hispaniolan_slider )

 

 

 

6 Comments

  1. Many years ago, my wife talked me into buying a couple of red eared sliders. When we first brought them home, they were about the size of silver dollars. They grew exponentially, outgrowing every aquarium within days of purchase. Everyday when I’d come home from work, tired out from a long day, I’d have to devote at least an hour to cleaning and feeding them. As they grew, they lost their adorable nature and became scary inhabitants of my bedroom. As an experiment, I put a pencil in front of one of them, and it snapped it in half in its jaws. Finally, after just a few months of this nightmare, we took them to a pond that was a famous rescue reserve for turtles. There we released them. On the way home, we through their aquarium in a dumpster. Take home message: Turtles good pets do not make.

    • I had them as well and I definitely agree that they do not make good pets. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing your story with us. Happy Blogging! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Nice shot. I’ve been trying to get a decent turtle photo all summer, but they always jump back into the water before I can click the shutter. We did have a turtle in our backyard, and Wikipedia is right – they do urinate when picked up. It was then placed over the fence where our dog couldn’t get to it, and I believe is alive and well, seeing as it scuttled away to somewhere else.

    • I sure you will get a good photo soon. I can definitely relate to them jumping back in the water as soon as they hear or see someone coming. A lot of time I have to sneak up on them, with this one I was actually hiding behind a bush to get this photo. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts with us. Happy Blogging! ๐Ÿ™‚

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