Thursday, July 19, 2007

A Turtle in Love...or It's Hunger, Maybe?

We came out of our house this evening to find this turtle in our driveway. Note the flower clenched rakishly in his mouth. Gave him a dashing appearance of a man about town, I thought, until I realized I did not know if it was a boy or a girl. Neither do I know if this is a turtle or a tortoise. What is the difference, anyway?

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The flower in the mouth came from a bunch like this, which, now that I'm looking at it, looks eerily like Africa.

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small squirrel said...

gorgeous flowers!
from my understanding... tortoises are land-dwelling turtles, but people just use turtle as a general term I do think.

S/he probably LOVES munching those flowers. :)

Praba Ram said...

Turtle eating a Crepe Myrtle! :-)

Sujatha Bagal said...

J, thanks. :)

Praba, that was smaaarrrt. :)

Anonymous said...

It does look just like Africa !! ...Are you sure you didn't just cut it :)