Mr. Savvy had gone out before me today and then the phone rings. He is calling me from his cell phone to tell me that a good samaritan had stopped his car and got out and picked up something from the road and placed it in our yard. What is it? I grabbed my camera and took these shots. And no, it is not a snake.
Look at that tail! They are also called an alligator turtle and you can see why.
Here he is making a run for the pond after the mister quit holding him back with a shovel. You should have seen him biting the shovel.
We put him in this box and then he was later carried off to another creek away from our house.
While the big turtle was sitting in the box all of a sudden Mr. Savvy spots this little guy in our back yard. We were working on the garden and this tiny one goes strolling by. Wow, a big one and now another one all within a few minutes.
Well, this is a baby snapping turtle. See the spiked ridge on the back. Sure sign of a snapping turtle.
The mister was brave enough to man handle this little one. Isn't he cute?
Cute for now, but will look like this in a few years. Look at those claws!
And we had these visitors back this morning, too.
At least these are much prettier to watch.
We just never know what is going to show up around here.
Oh, and Mr. Savvy thought he would straddle the little creek, which is the run off from the pond, and cut the weeds growing down both sides. Oops! Got stuck and we will need help getting it out.
Such is life in the country or what used to be the country before they built Walmart down the road.
Hope everyone has a super week!