Not all those who wander are lost
- Jun 22, 2011
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thanks jhn, but you underestimate my zeal toward seeing your pics! This is hardly even an appetizer, but I DO appreciate the effort. Would love to see them in your pond(s), interacting naturally and such. ONE day, I WILL get one. That's why I tend to pay attention to your turtle posts, so I can learn what I need to know from someone with experience! They are so very cool. I do worry re feeding them as I don't know if I'll get into buying/finding? the crustaceans they want. Was hoping they'd do well on koi or turtle processed food, but the more I think about it, the more I know I'll do what is necessary if I ever get one.Here is a gratuitous terrapin shot for @brokensword
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This one is an ornate dbt, so it comes in for the winter as this is a southern climate species. Another week or two it can go back outside with its northern buddies. Saw two of the males the other day in the main pond, but they where gone by the time I came back out with my phone. So figured this can tide you over until they are out and about more.
My painteds are still in their basement pool, waiting to be let loose. We're still in the 50s here, with lows in the 20s coming this week, so I didn't want to rush the process. I'll live vicariously through your pics, don't you worry!
Thanks again for posting!