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Weekly Photo Challenge: Cold-blooded friends

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Wordless Wednesday (08/03/16)

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Wordless Wednesday (07/20/16)

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Oops!

This is an older photo taken in 2007 while I was tracking turtles for scientific research in Lockport, Illinois.  We trapped these two whopper snappers (Snapping turtles) and put them into large totes in the basement for safekeeping before weighing … Continue reading

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Sexing tie-dyed turtles

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I found this juvenile male Western painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) today. He was full of energy after eating the sardine bait in the hoop trap. You might be wondering how you determine the sex…

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Sexing tie-dyed turtles

I found this juvenile male Western painted turtle (Chrysemys picta) today. He was full of energy after eating the sardine bait in the hoop trap. You might be wondering how you determine the sex of these colorful creatures. There are … Continue reading

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Undercover

Through murky waters I spotted a bobbing shell, head outstretched with eyes peering around, four limbs powering a house, all this happening under  the cover of silence!

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Western Pond Turtle

Today I had my first encounter with this clandestine creature! It was a large, healthy female who remained calm as I measured her carapace length and body weight. She represents the future of the turtle population, each clutch producing 3 … Continue reading

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One too many times

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Lose time waste time find time save time buy time high time hangtime about time overtime free time story time nap time dream time sweet time real time rhyme time me time tea time…

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Lakeside allure

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Arching blue spine of white skyline cast above & below shimmering green poles fetching fisheye ripples

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