Friday, June 26, 2015

Freaky Friday

A painted turtle (correction:  Its a Box Turtle) visited us.  It was "OK" but boring.  TBT liked it though.
He turned it over JUST fast enough to take a bottom pic.  And dont worry, he rewarded the boxy thing with a piece of carrot .
We were OK with it being in OUR yard.  It doesn't bother us and WE wont bother IT!  TBT says it eats slugs (YUCKKERS)!  But the fewer slugs the better, we guess.

17 comments:

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Absolutely if the turtle eats slugs that means to us the turtle would be more than welcomed! We hate slugs.

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

The turtle got rewarded for a tummy shot? How do I get in on this? And I'd want something better (i.e., more protein oriented) than a carrot.

When the cat is away said...

Slugs. Hm. Could be an idea to try.

The Swiss Cats said...

Wild turtles are rare and protected in Switzerland. How cool that a turtle came to visit you ! Purrs

The Whiskeratti said...

Our Mom likes turtles to look at. We... are undecided on the matter.

Megan said...

I guess turtles move so slowly that they aren't much fun for you guys to play with. Oh well - nice tummy shot though!

Megan
Sydney, Australia

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Very nice turtle :) We have one inside, it is smaller than that one and he is 12 years old.

William said...

Is he made out of cardboard??

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

"Cardboard"? *Think, Think, Think* (Group discussion)... OH, "box" turtle, we get it now. MOL! Good one, William!!!

Cara n Crew said...

interesting turtle tummy :D we could use one of those guys if they eat snails too!

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Wikipedia says: There are a variety of foods which are universally accepted by eastern box turtles, which include earthworms, snails, slugs, grubs, beetles, caterpillars, grasses, fallen fruit, berries, mushrooms, flowers, bread, duck weed, and carrion.

So, yeah, they eat snails too.

Ellen in Oregon said...

Burds, skwirls & mousies are much more exciting compared to that ultra-slow turtle. Even the turtle's interesting designs on it's top & bottom, do not make-up for it's repulsive habit of eating hideous slimy slugs. It must be the gardener in BTB that appreciates the "boxy things" appetite for slugs. It's a repulsive job, but somethings got to do it. Even us cats understand that it's hard to admire the beauty of flowering plants when they have all been devoured by nasty slugs in the dark of night. It was pretty brave of TBT to turn that turtle upside down. We have heard that some turtles have strong jaws & can snap or bite. Kit-tehs, you must watch you tail carefully around turtles in case they decide our floofy tails look like they would make a tasty snack.

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

Well, TBT says that anything what eats slugs an snail is welcome here. And it's not like we eat the thing what eat the slugs. Oh and garter snakes eat slugs too. So we leave turtles and garter snakes alone.

And TBT knew that the box turtle was safe ta handle (fer him, not us). They got short necks and can't reach around their shell much unlike the small snapping turtles TBT finds here sometimes. But the box turtles got weerd hinged front shells that close up tight and a pawing kitty could get a paw trapped in there fer a while.

So we leave them ALL alone. There are animals to play with an animals to leave alone.

Angel Prancer Pie said...

Did it have any good smells on it? We bet it did. Like dirt and stuff.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

It looks kind of cool--I like the decorations. I wonder who he hired to paint him? I guess it wouldn't work so well on fur, huh?

Thank you for your offer to POUT on my behalf--I myself am not sure "noted" means "accepted," though. Hmmmmm. XOXOXOXO

MeezerMews&FrecklesWoofs said...

Meowmy sees those sunning themselves on logs by the nearby pond sometimes.
She thinks they are much more pleasant to have about than the snappers that frequent our area...and even try to get through our fence. OMC!

Katie Isabella said...

SLUGS!??? EWWWWWWWW!