FINDING OUR FIRST BOX TURTLE OF THE YEAR

in #nature2 years ago

You've got to be careful on the road, especially if you're a box turtle!


While heading to get the rear seat for our new truck, Monster Truck and I had to pull over to check this guy out! I love these turtles, and although we had some up in Wisconsin, they were not nearly as plenteous as they are here. I made a video when I first saw it to "bring you along for the ride," but also spent some time photographing this beautiful animal before releasing it.

VIDEO: JUST FOUND ONE ON THE ROAD!

BONUS MACRO SHOTS

As always, I'm @papa-pepper and here's the proof:


proof-of-first-box-turtle

Until next time…

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Nice find!...:)...

Hey there, @papa-pepper, I entered the @comedyopenmic contest this week and I had to nominate two others to add a funny post in the contest, so I picked you as one of them.

I hope you don't mind, and I understand if you don't want to do it, but you have some pretty funny moments, and I was at a loss for who else to pick.

Anyhow, my post is https://steemit.com/homesteading/@granolalight/beaver-fever-comedy-open-mic-round-12
if you were interested. There's not a lot of people repping the homesteaders over there.

I've heard you homesteaders are a funny bunch. Thanks the great laugh.

I've seen @papa-pepper participate in the meme challenge, so I know he has a funny bone too. Can't wait to see his entry :)

As soon as I saw the video , I thought of turtle soup. Now, I've never had turtle soup, and my wife loves turtles so if I had it, I'm sure I'd get an earful from her.

You mentioned catching turtles. What do you do with them? is it for food? for amusement? What do they taste like? This is all very new to me.

Really cool to find these guys; and good on you for stopping! Nice photos, too.

It is really difficult to judge a turtle whose color hormonise with surroundings while driving on road. It looks more like a bird in frontal view.
Is it water /dust proof like the modern day smartphone!!!!!!
It is totally closed in your hand, a closed box, not only box.

it look like so crazy @papa-pepper.is it aggresive?

Aggressive ? It's bloody furious. He released it before he got his share of the SP from this post !

We all should be on the road to watch.
Otherwise, we can get in trouble.
Thank you so much for giving this warning message.
@resteem,upvote & follow done.

I love the turtles they come to my house too

Beautiful looking this animals photography, I appreciate your life. best of luck my friend...

they are looking very amazing.really i am excited to see your photography.best of luck my dear.
upvote+ resteemed
@lovelu3650
I hopefully that you wii do same for me

Wow!! @papa-pepper ! They are adorable, I'd like you to gift one of them to me.

I love turtles too even though I don't have any. This one is quite beautiful

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Great photo, I look forward to seeing others from you.

the beautiful turtle must be saved so as not to die ...

only this time I saw a turtle that color like that ...

Thank you @papa-pepper for sharing in steemit

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Lucky tortoise!! It's been a while a came across One, unlike before you can see them every where but seem they migrates perhaps to your side lol... Nice shots @papa-pepper I like those macro photography. Thank for share.

The turtle look so different from the ones we have here. The color is different and looks really cool

I love box turtles! We have them on our place as well, though we see them infrequently, but I always enjoy it when we do.

My husband found one near our compost bin last year, and I released her (at least I think it was a her) in the ancient pond roughly 100 yards away.

The pond only holds water after heavy rains, but being at the edge of the woods, it stays damp-dry most of the year. I figured it would be a good place for her to forage.

hi @papa-pepper

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this is the proof of @har99 with the big spider with her child again


They are coming out of hiding! We found one yesterday...much more orange features than this guy. Before I knew it the kids had him in their frog tank. Then I forced them to let him go. They weren't happy with me...

Nice box turtle. I found two living in my garden next to my small pond. I didn't want to point them out to the dogs who would be exceedingly curious, but I believe they are a pair, so hopefully, we will have some baby turtles to add to the homestead.

Such an interesting and beautiful creature that God created. And I really like the Macro shots you took to give a close up of his face. thanks for sharing, @papa-pepper

Wow...very good turtle

I saw my first one out on the road a couple of days ago. I stop when it is safe to do so and move them.

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They look clean from your portrait @papa-pepper. Lucky to see them directly.

It's awesome..

Great photos. Box turtles are so beautiful. Their eyes are so warm. Your macro shots are wonderful. Enjoy those turtles. We don't have many kinds of turtles at all in Oregon. I miss seeing the ones from the Ozarks!