U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Maine
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 09-18-2010, 02:19 PM
JC3 JC3 started this thread
 
296 posts, read 771,599 times
Reputation: 355

Advertisements

For anyone who cares. I became a grandfather. This week I saw something small and different in the grass and lo and behold it was a baby turtle. Looking around more, I saw another and another and another.
I picked up 14 of the little guys (or gals) and brought them to waters edge.
I was so proud and lit a cigar.

Next day I saw a tiny hole and out they began to come. They wouldn't stop coming. The little guys were fighting to get out of the hole.
After 4 trips to the water I gave up. I lost count after 38 and they were still not quiting. I finally let the rest meander down on their own. I was getting winded and the cigar smoke was killing me.

It was an interesting experience and I would have never wagered on them digging out since the grass had come up and the ground had hardened.
Although I am a proud grandpappy now, I sure hope I don't see them all back digging up my lawn again. I wish them well and sure hope we don't run into each other any more.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-18-2010, 03:44 PM
 
19,481 posts, read 26,887,878 times
Reputation: 37970
I have a rock garden that also seems to be annual turtle egg-laying place- they are cute to watch and somehow they know where the water is- i even carried one on the other side of the house and he knew the direction of the water- i even put them in a baby pool and they crawled out and knew where the water was (with obstacles in the way)
somewhere along the evolution line, they do need to learn,to look both ways before crossing a road
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-18-2010, 05:39 PM
 
Location: NJ
19,587 posts, read 14,055,819 times
Reputation: 13671
Default great news!

Photos would be nice!

Congratulations !
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2010, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
5,244 posts, read 15,280,796 times
Reputation: 6115
Excellent!

Hubby and I own land tortoises that easily exceed 100 pounds - usually over 200 when full grown - so turtles / tortoises are special to us. Glad to know you were there to help out!
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2010, 10:41 AM
 
Location: NJ
19,587 posts, read 14,055,819 times
Reputation: 13671
Amazed at the longevity of these guys. Gettingt to a ripe old age deserves some amount of consideration if not outright respect.

Read the maximum box turtle age is about 138 years. Amazing fellows!

My favorite turtle photo:

A noble eastern box turtle

Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2010, 04:33 PM
JC3 JC3 started this thread
 
296 posts, read 771,599 times
Reputation: 355
Ok..going to try a few pics. Not sure if I am doing this right so here goes.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...0/IMG_3202.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...0/IMG_3215.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...0/IMG_3214.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/jc010/IMG_3217.jpg (broken link)
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2010, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Mountains of middle TN
5,244 posts, read 15,280,796 times
Reputation: 6115
Quote:
Originally Posted by JC3 View Post
Ok..going to try a few pics. Not sure if I am doing this right so here goes.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...0/IMG_3202.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...0/IMG_3215.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...0/IMG_3214.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v208/jc010/IMG_3217.jpg (broken link)
Look like baby snappers!!! They're precious!!!!!
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-24-2010, 08:58 AM
 
Location: North Georgia
263 posts, read 743,348 times
Reputation: 136
Cute babies! Congratulations Grandpa!!

Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-24-2010, 09:03 AM
 
Location: NJ
19,587 posts, read 14,055,819 times
Reputation: 13671
Default hunk on a half shell

Cuter than a speckled pup!!!!!

Looks like a snapper for sure.

Thanks for the photos!
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-24-2010, 09:06 AM
 
Location: NJ
19,587 posts, read 14,055,819 times
Reputation: 13671
What's the story with all the little guys on the rocks? Were the rocks in the way on their walk to the water?
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Maine
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2021, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top