that's a small little tortoise. i would say the shell length is only like 5inches compared to the leaves.
cute lil thing!
So who won?
that's what friends are for! free soup? *SNICKERS*!!Originally Posted by EJ123
dude its just a box turtle, its not poisonous.
How'd this little feller end up?
You didn't get all riled cuz he took your line on the descent, did you?
Did you get pwned on the climb? Turtles got mad skillz...
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Moved it to the side of the trail.
Haha...where do you think the cool, psychadelic soldiers got their helmets?Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
Look out! Its Ganna Attack!
that turtle is stoned! just look at the eyes!!
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.
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.
Didn't even budge when I took the pic.
Originally Posted by spinbackle
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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