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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Western Pond Turtle

I saw this rock walking across the road the other day, and after successfully swerving to avoid hitting the little guy, I grabbed the camera and went and lay in the dirt...

I've identified it as a Western Pond Turtle (and had that confirmed by experts - thanks Traci).

You can see a few more out of the series here. After being harassed by the paparazzi, this dude decided to wander back into the road, and I got worried about his pace, so I picked him up and carried him about 30 feet from the road - I hope he decided to stay off the asphalt after that.