05/29/15 Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?

Guess who’s coming to dinner? This guy was on the driveway when Mom pulled up:


The funny thing was, several feral cats were outside, and a small black and white cat approached the turtle nervously. Mom frantically sounded her horn to warn the kitty away, but when it was about a foot from the turtle, he/she took a good sniff and recoiled and ran for it! Jamie and I watched this unfold from the window, and I thought it was quite funny.

Later, Mom went to take me outside to “p” and look who cut through the swamp and was perched in MY grass:


Mind you, the pictures don’t do this guy justice. He’s got to be 15 pounds at a minimum.

I think I’ll stay inside until he goes back to the swamp!

Woof! Love, Maggie

5 thoughts on “05/29/15 Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?

  1. Susan P

    Bless your hearts! I’ve seen people deliberately mow down turtles that are crossing the road. Of course, they don’t limit themselves to turtles, either. I cannot fathom the mind set of people who think it is fun to do those things.

    What kind of turtle is it, Maggie? We have gopher tortoises here. It’s illegal to meddle with them, but if they are in the road I pull over, pick those BIG tortoises up and gently set them a good distance from the road. There is a picture of them here: http://turtlesandmoreturtles.blogspot.com/2009/02/gopher-tortoise-gopherus-plyphemus.html

    1. maggie0019 Post author

      Woof! I am not sure what kind of turtle it is. I do know these turtles from the pond bite, so we never go near them or try to move them. Maybe someone will see the picture and tell us what kind of turtle it is. That big boy can really motor! But I still kept my distance. 😉

      1. Susan P

        I would keep my distance for him. But the gopher turtles are large and heavy. For some reason, they find it necessary to cross the road. Probably old paths that were there before men came.

    1. maggie0019 Post author

      We have a slice-of-pie shaped “wedge” of backyard. The left side backs up onto a wetland, including a swamp and the “no man’s land” woods. That’s where my hard-shelled friend came from. So he really wasn’t too far, he was just turned around. We haven’t seen him today, so I’m pretty sure he’s back in the water. Woof! 🙂


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