We have two kinds of turtles that are residents of our ponds; Red-Eared Sliders and Snapping Turtles. Sometimes we only see one kind and not the other. But this time, they were both out, sunning themselves and enjoying their day.
The Red-Eared Slider. Sometimes we only see their heads popping up above the water’s surface. But sometimes they come completely out too. The Red-Eared Sliders are not big turtles. They usually range about 6-8 inches in diameter. They have a distinctive red stripe that goes down from their ears and down their necks, hence their name. They tend to be a little more shy than the bigger Snapping Turtles.
The Snapping Turtles. These turtles get pretty big and rumor has it some are over 100+ years old. The bigger they get, the older they are. They look like ancient prehistoric dinosaurs. They too can be a bit elusive, but they also like to make their presence known.
Every day our lakes are different. You just never know who is going to stop by for a visit. Everyday is an adventure. I love living around our lakes.
Have a great day and take it all in. Today is a gift and tomorrow is unknown.