Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Turtles


While visiting my brother, who lives near the Jersey shore, I noticed some sort of turtle in his driveway. This is well out of my field but I can say at least that it's probably not a sea turtle from the fact it has claws similar to a box turtle. It does live in salt water though or whatever the content of the nearby bay would be.


When the moon is full they come to the shore to lay their eggs. This one was being pecked at by the neighborhood Guinea Hen, natures car alarm. Those awful birds don't know when to shut up. If you disturb one they will belch out a continuous tone of stretching for at least one hour. I'm told there used to be 6 of these Guinea Hens running around and assuming the neighbor's didn't have something to do with it I'm sure the numerous owls and eagles did.

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