Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Baby Blandings Turtle

I was picking up the dog toys off the lawn in preparation for mowing it, and I saw this tiny baby turtle - okay, it's really called a hatchling. This is a baby Blandings Turtle - that's my left thumb in the photo for scale, so you can see just how tiny it really is! I have posted photos of an adult Blandings Turtle before - one was trapped in our yard and we also saw it on the front steps. You can see those pictures by clicking here.

Front view of the baby.

Back view - look at its tiny sharp claws! I found out afterward that you shouldn't turn them upside down. Sorry baby Blandings!

And put it down in the grass - off you go little fella!

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