A stranded 600lb (227kg) turtle was returned to the Atlantic Ocean with a little help from some volunteers.
The leatherback turtle got stuck in a mudflat alongside a river in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Volunteers will track the turtle for 30 days to see if it survives.
sleep tight, little one🌛💤
sweetest dreams shell friend!
so many babies, such a hard working mama
this turtle’s name is syrup.
Turtle/Tortoise fact #2
The upper shell of a turtle or tortoise is called the carapace, while the bottom shell is called the plastron!
its true! check it out!
Also note that they cannot get out of their shells no matter how many cartoons say otherwise.
smol shell friend.
Desperately seeking dandelions! Where did they go?
An Awesome New Neighbor is a Gopher Tortoise
An Awesome New Neighbor is a Gopher Tortoise tells the story of the author’s encounter with her new neighbor, a Florida gopher tortoise. It then goes on to explain one of the laws protecting these threatened animals from their worst enemy, man.
Caught by Surprise
Two properties down from mine I have been noticing the development of quite a sand pile along the fence line. Right now there is enough vegetation along the edge of the road that most of the ground is hard to see, so one afternoon I stopped to see what was going on. As I suspected, the sand pile was the outside of a new gopher tortoise burrow. The sand was very fresh and…
step turtle what are you doing
Nature Day (by: Garden of Eve)
So last week I found a turtle and was wondering how it got onto my patio. It had to pass my stream, pond and bridge. I helped it move back into the woods.
Well, today I shut my water off to clean the pond and found him under the water. Who knew… I bet he was pissed he had to walk all the way back.
When I went to my filter, I was greeted by 2 snakes under the rock covering it. I also had to grab a goldfish that was living upstream in a little shallow spot. I threw him back over to the deeper area with his buddies. I guess he thought he was a salmon.
Also it’s frogs galore in my pond. They are quiet and no problem at all. It’s a nice fun ecosystem.