Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Terrapin's Visit

I woke up one morning and walked down to the gate to get the newspaper. But I didn't walk back into my home with the newspaper alone - in my other hand I held this medium-sized terrapin.

Where did it come from, why it came here, and how!?! I had no idea. There was a possibility that it crawled all the way from the river, but why would it do that? And I have no idea why he chose our house to visit. Anyway, I took a few shots of him and kept him for the day. He was a shy guest as he hesitated to show himself when we went over to 'serve' him.

Here's a close-up shot as he retreats into his carapace.

That evening, I left to the river with him along and released him. He jumped in as soon as he sensed water.


adrielleroyale said...

Great pics! He looks like he's smiling lol Quite the handsome fellow :)

Shawn said...

Haha! Thanks!


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