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I own no land, instead I have wheelestate. I’ve been a full time RVer since 1997. Working summers as a Park Ranger takes me to many beautiful places and playing during the winter takes me to many more. This blog is simply the story of my life's adventures.

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Monday, April 12, 2010

MWT – Red-eared Sliders

01 Red-eared Sliders Yarnell AZ (800x600)
Animals just seem to come to Mike. It isn’t like he’s out there searching for pets. At least I don’t think so. Last week he came home from work with a large plastic tub containing seven turtles.  




21 comments:

Barb said...

Have a good adventure in Havasu, Gaelyn. Can't believe it's time for you to go back to the GC already!

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Ha! We raised a little slider who hatched and nearly fried on a hot parking lot nearby. Once he got big enough to "court" himself in his reflection it was time to let that bad boy go! Our Aussie dog licked him once and nearly died - literally - from salmonella. I'm glad the little guy is back in the pond with his friends, frankly. That's where he belonged and is no doubt procreating like crazy. He was a randy little cuss. LOL!

Esther Garvi said...

Lovely creatures!

I always wanted a turtle (they become huge in Niger! big enough to sit on) but ours are pretty territorial and I'm not sure how they'd get along with Sheba and the horses. I know for sure our horses don't get along with pigs (Arwen is terrified of them and Sahara hates them), but that's another story...

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Gaelyn: Mike is a nature lover and always will share his life with his love.

Firefly said...

Its a pity that some people feel the need to smuggle and sell animals they aren't allowed to.

Travel safely.

Sylvia K said...

Love the photos of the turtles, Gaelyn! That's quite a collection! I think Tom is right about Mike being a nature lover! Hard to believe you're headed back to work, but you probably feel that way, too. But at least you're going to a beautiful place at Havasu!

Have a great week!

Sylvia

Pam said...

Wonderful shots and info on the turtles, Gaelyn. Mike has a kind heart and a love of nature.
So its back to following the yellow brick road at the Grand Canyon. I feel some amazing journeys coming your way.

Martha Z said...

I hope they don't include iris in their diet. I envy you your Havasu hike, I'd love to do that but I think it is now beyond Jules, next life.

Tomorrow we will try again for Death Valley but I don't look forward to crossing the Sierra. It's been raining here for two days and I'm sure the highway is yucky.

Johnny Nutcase said...

awww! I have quite a history with these guys. I would ride my bike up and down the street all day every day during hatching season and save the little guys crossing the road. I put most in the lake but a few i would raise until they were pretty big. Sigh..memories! love the pictures. their set-up is great!

blog with no name said...

I was thinking about "Turtle Tours". Only the turtles get to go on people watching trips...

Rambling Woods said...

I wanted to come and catch up after my long weekend. It's time already to go back to work? I love the turtles and reading all about your African adventure and even better more about your summer work. Safe travels Gaelyn....Michelle

mountain.mama said...

Back to the canyon already? Time flies when you're cruising South Africa and hatching turtles!

Elaine said...

Hard to believe it's already time for you to head back to the Canyon! I'm looking forward to photos from there, and hopefully more from your South Africa trip.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I had to smile reading this Gaelyn. :) Watch out if Mike comes to Africa, he might tag along a small elephant to take with. LOL!!
Have a great trip my friend.

Bibi said...

I have, as an adult, raised quite a few of these guys from small, quarter-sized turtles to biggies. Unfortunately, the little turtles are still for sale here. I released the big ones in ponds, where I'm sure they're still okay. I wish they wouldn't sell the little ones here; I can't save them all. I think one of the reasons I like to raise them successfully is that I had quite a number as a child that didn't make it.

eileeninmd said...

Great info on the sliders, I have a pond but it seems to attract more frogs than turtles. Mike sounds like he loves nature and the wildlife. I will look forward to reading about your upcoming hike.

Jenn said...

What cuties, those sliders!

Craver Vii said...

Get off my butt and travel, you say? But I prefer staying here, in my shell.

Carolyn Ford said...

Not one or two, but a bucket full of sliders! How fun is that? Your pond should be a great place for them.

Diane AZ said...

The turtles are adorable! Hard to believe it's almost time for you to head back to Grand Canyon.

Kcalpesh said...

Wow, those are really cute looking turtles!

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