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Posted March 27, 2012 - 08:06 PM

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This picture was taken one week before the next one, the circled spot is the end of our "Viewing Log" in the water that all the creatures seem to like to show off on it.
And one week later, same log:
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Posted March 27, 2012 - 08:35 PM

Last week it reached 80 here, I woke up this morning and the neighbors ponds had a sheet of ice on top! there are tons of turtle in the ponds. I go for a walk around the banks just about everyday and I really enjoy watching the turtles. There are 3-4 spots depending on the water level that usually have a few turtles on each of them. Today I watched a snapper with a 12 inch or better carapace scarf down a frog. I sat down for about 20 minutes watching that one turtle before I spooked it by moving to fast.
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Posted March 27, 2012 - 08:35 PM

Greg, It has been a very weird winter to say to least. It's been in the 80's the last couple days here already. The Ninja brothers are enjoying the sunlight it look like to me on that log. :laughingteeth:
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Posted March 27, 2012 - 09:22 PM

Last week it reached 80 here, I woke up this morning and the neighbors ponds had a sheet of ice on top! there are tons of turtle in the ponds. I go for a walk around the banks just about everyday and I really enjoy watching the turtles. There are 3-4 spots depending on the water level that usually have a few turtles on each of them. Today I watched a snapper with a 12 inch or better carapace scarf down a frog. I sat down for about 20 minutes watching that one turtle before I spooked it by moving to fast.

That would be neat to see the turtle in action like that Ryan, a 12 incher is pretty fair size and common here too, bigger ones a plenty also.

Greg, It has been a very weird winter to say to least. It's been in the 80's the last couple days here already. The Ninja brothers are enjoying the sunlight it look like to me on that log. :laughingteeth:

Forgot about them guys! :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth:

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 09:31 PM

That would be neat to see the turtle in action like that Ryan, a 12 incher is pretty fair size and common here too, bigger ones a plenty also.


Forgot about them guys! :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth:


There are some pretty big ones here. I have seen ones that are close to, if not 20 but those are far and few between. I don't see much bigger then 12s on a regular basis. Small ones are all over, hatchlings too.

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 09:38 PM

Heres what we called turtle love, and there is a funny story that goes with it.

Check out the claws and the tail, water lilly flower gives a size reference
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The big one is so big his top has caved in
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Posted March 27, 2012 - 09:39 PM

Here are some pics of a few hatchlings.

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 09:44 PM

Heres what we called turtle love, and there is a funny story that goes with it.

Check out the claws and the tail, water lilly flower gives a size reference
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The big one is so big his top has caved in
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Very cool pics! I have never seen 2 big ones together at one time here. When we get dirt at my house the big ones like to lay eggs in the piles. We always try to remove the turtle from the pile before they lay any so the eggs dont get squished.

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Posted March 27, 2012 - 09:54 PM

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We have pictures of some of the small guys too but not sure how long ago that was. Apparently we moved into their egg laying zone as we had one lay eggs in the garage sand when we were building
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We see lots of them in the spring, should be early this year too.

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Posted March 28, 2012 - 04:16 AM

Thanks for those great photos ,Greg.

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Posted March 28, 2012 - 05:16 AM

Nice pics from both of you, Greg and Ryan. Thanks.

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Posted March 28, 2012 - 08:40 AM

Yes very cool comparison photos. Also great turtle shots too.




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