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2006: Myrtle the Turtle    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Brita Haapala
2013: Sitting Pretty    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Janine Beveridge
2015: Diesel in the phlox    ...scroll down to share comments
Photo by Joy Ziemnick
Painted Turtle Laying Eggs    ...click to play video
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Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 11:14 am:

Todayís archive has a recurring theme of U.P. Critters, some common, some not so common to catch a glimpse of. We start with a shot from Brita Haapala back in 2006. Thatís her son, David, who had found this tiny painted turtle and just had to show Mom. These guys, big and small are seen this time of year crossing the roadways, so itís always nice if you can stop and escort them safely in the direction they are going, so they donít get run over on their journey.

The next critter isnít your normal ďpetĒ critter, this little fox was photographed by Janine Beveridge in 2013. It looks like the young fox spotted her at about the same time she spotted it. What a great opportunity, to be able to capture a photo of such a beautiful little animal.

Speaking of beauty, the third photo, taken in 2015, certainly is one. Not only because of the beautiful phlox growing all over this field, but because of Joy Ziemnickís old pal, Diesel. The comment by Capt. Paul when this shot appeared three years ago, really made me chuckle: Iíve heard of tiptoeing through the tulips, but ďdieseling through the phloxĒ is a new one!

In case youíve never seen this part of nature before, we have a video of a Painted Turtle laying itís eggs and covering them up. Those turtles really put in some hard work doing this, first digging the hole and then the covering the eggs up again with sand. Itís really amazing how nature takes care of things on their own like this.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 01:28 pm:

Interesting set of pix and the video had my cerebral cortex aroused, right untill the END.

By jbuck (Jbuck) on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 09:43 pm:

We watched a snapper lay eggs at a public access one
time. Don't imagine those eggs survived.

Diesel is so cute!

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:16 pm:

Great pictures today. I love the phlox growing
all over. My mom has them in her yard. They're
the pink and white ones.

The video was cool. We had a turtle lay her eggs
in our yard once. We kept watch, but never did
see when they hatched.

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