(Almost) Wordless Wednesday – The Great Turtle Release

Look what we found the other evening!

He's a pretty cute fresh water long necked (or snake necked... not sure) turtle

George was a bit worried that the turtle would get out of the bag

We couldn't keep him though, so we had to take him to a creek the next day

We found a good spot with clear water

Then Flo got in and muddied the waters. Literally. The turtle was understandably hesitant.

But he eventually got in!

He said farewell

So Flo had a swim in the creek

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17 Responses to (Almost) Wordless Wednesday – The Great Turtle Release

  1. I love turtles! This one is so cute – I’ve never seen one with such a long neck! Love seeing Flo in the creek for a swim – I bet she loves that! πŸ™‚

  2. hi Flo…we luv the last photo…ya seem concern about that turtle getting to his destination… xoxox- Vanilla Bean

  3. Bassetmomma says:

    What great pictures! It sure is a nice spot you took Mr.Turtle to live!

    • Flo says:

      Thanks, it was a good spot for a turtle, I hope! There’s a bigger bit of water really nearby which he can make his own way to if that creek dries up but it’s a bit further in to the forest proper, which would’ve been quite dark and so not as easy to photograph plus I would’ve been bitten alive by mozzies. I’ve already had one tropical mosquito-bourne disease and don’t want another one thank you very much!

  4. Oh wow that is fantastic. Mum is so envious of all your wildlife. Personally, I think we’re better off here. Being a bit on the gormless side, I’d be eaten by a croc within minutes! Deccy x

  5. Flo says:

    The wildlife is great Deccy, but you’re right… there are too many things that will do you a lot of harm. Just a fortnight ago a dog died because it was stung by jellyfish down at the beach. 😦 In the last few months a couple of (small) dogs have been snatched from their yards by the golf course by dingoes, and there’s always the worry of snakes and crocs… you’re much safer where you are.

    Your mum might like this link


    • Declan says:

      No we hadn’t seen that – very funny! Considering Mum is a bit gormless too, I don’t know how she spent 4 months in Oz without major injury! Deccy x

  6. How funny! I saw that vid recently while googling australia day ideas!

    I was just thinking what an exciting neck of the woods you live in too, until I read your comment about the jellyfish and dingoes 😦 I didn’t know dingoes snatched dogs. What does this make them…cannibals?

  7. Jodi Stone says:

    I love that you have a little creek near by that she can play in. Oh how I wish we lived on a lake. I would never let Delilah loose in the ocean, she would probably try and swim to France. πŸ™‚ But I know she would enjoy a lake or pond.


  8. Bassas Blog says:

    Tall person loves turtles – he used to keep red-eared sliders and box turtles as pets. He says that your photos are fantastic!

    • Flo says:

      Thanks B. πŸ™‚ I’ve never heard of a red-eared slider but there did used to be a box turtle (tortoise) in the education centre when I worked at the zoo. It was really cool.

  9. Bongo says:

    Loved this photo story. That turtle really does have a long neck.

  10. Wonderful photos! That turtle is too cute– what a great story! Flo, Harley says he is jealous you got to play in the water! He would love to join you for some splashing around πŸ™‚

  11. Hey Flo, Jet here…
    How kind of you to find Mr. Turtle the perfect environment. He’s kind of cool, looks like the turtles at the dog park pond. Glad you got a swim in too!

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