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Old 09-02-06, 05:02 PM   #1
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Came upon this on my ride today.

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Old 09-02-06, 05:10 PM   #2
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that's a small little tortoise. i would say the shell length is only like 5inches compared to the leaves.

cute lil thing!
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Old 09-02-06, 05:21 PM   #3
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Box Turtle.
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Old 09-02-06, 05:38 PM   #4
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So who won?
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... and how did the soup taste?
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Looks poisionous.
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that's what friends are for! free soup? *SNICKERS*!!
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dude its just a box turtle, its not poisonous.
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How'd this little feller end up?

You didn't get all riled cuz he took your line on the descent, did you?
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Did you get pwned on the climb? Turtles got mad skillz...
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He looks like a cool psychadelic army helmet from the 60's.
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Moved it to the side of the trail.
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Haha...where do you think the cool, psychadelic soldiers got their helmets?
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that turtle is stoned! just look at the eyes!!
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Sweet, you must've been pretty surprised when you found it.
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It's the American Box turtle (colors are wrong, no?)
About a month ago I encountered 11 of them, all
on the same ride... It happens every year at about
the same time. Mating season I guess. Two of them
were about 5 feet apart, but all the other 9 were 1/2
mile or more from each other.
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My turtle can take your's: Snapping turtle...lousy pic taken with cell phone on a ride on a rail bed...he was crossing to get to another pond...bit at my tire and did not take his eyes off of me until I rode off. Was about 10-12" long and a little pi$$ed that I had stopped to look/detain for pic. They smell wonderful...like roadkill....most likely appealing to other snappers.
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Can beat it. Easily. Time to go catch the big one in the pond.
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cool...it looks scared. lucky camera shot before in ran.
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Didn't even budge when I took the pic.
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My turtle can take your's: Snapping turtle...lousy pic taken with cell phone on a ride on a rail bed...he was crossing to get to another pond...bit at my tire and did not take his eyes off of me until I rode off. Was about 10-12" long and a little pi$$ed that I had stopped to look/detain for pic. They smell wonderful...like roadkill....most likely appealing to other snappers.

spinbackle, watch your toes. I've seen snappers bite 1/2 inch oak branches in two. (Now what did I do with that 3/4? )
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A see them suckers everytime I ride at one of the local trails. I've yet to hit one though.
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We get Gopher Turtles down here. Saw one at a distance yesterday. I've run into one in the past. Saw it last minute, slammed the brakes and hit it with a gentle "THUD". Just enough to scare it!
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