Well this fella had a close call, another 4 inches and he would have been ran over in my driveway! Quite the angry pedestrian, he attempted to bite me several times. Definitely not the same adult as this one has bolder facial markings and is clearly a male. He was escorted out of the driveway.
I kept the little fella overnight to make sure he hadn't been adversely affect by the mites that were on him. It rained quite a bit yesterday and I took him to the back of my property where I found a spot where water seemed to be sitting slightly. I figure there are plenty of snails and slugs...
I don't fault him for it at all! Gosh, the number of times I have seen him identify a tort or turtle with only a halfa## picture are more than I can count. I bet he is laughing right along with everyone, being a good sport 😁
I honestly don't know if there is any ponds really close by, lots of pine plantations. About a 1/2 mile away it opens up into cattle pastures, with lots of scattered ponds. Do you think that would be to far?
That would be great but unfortunately I don't have a lot of faith in anyone coming out and doing anything like that in my area😔 perhaps if they were a threatened or endangered species but from what I've read they are considered common
I feel bad that these guys have lost their habitat because of us moving back. My husband has suggested we put a small pond in to try and replace what they lost. Do you think that they may benefit from us building a small pond? Or just hope they find another place?
Well that's kinda the issue I'm having. Let me explain..
After moving back from wa state we discovered that the drainage area of our backyard had gotten clogged, basically turning it into a swamp. These guys must have been layed shortly before we moved back. We removed the debris and it is now...