We rescued a snapping turtle from the road last week. We figured he would be happier in the pond than in the road. He can join the other 1-2 snapping turtles that are already in there. If you ever encounter a snapping turtle - be sure to pick it up by the tail - those suckers will definitely bite you and could quite possibly remove a finger when they do so. The first one we found when we moved here was HUGE and he must have weighed about 50 pounds. This one was a good bit smaller than that.
This year the Red Eared Sliders that we bought last year were no where to be found. We figure they probably moved on during all of the pond work that we had done last year. Like I said, we still have about 3 snapping turtles in the pond though. But, we really like the sliders so we went and bought a couple. They are SO CUTE!!!
Wayne says they are box turtles because they came in a box. Not so.
Slim wanted to check them out too.
And then all the fish had to check them out too.
Tomorrow we are going to pick up 40 bass for our pond. The catfish we got a few months ago are already getting huge and those bass will be getting huge also. Fish fry anyone??
Have a great weekend!!