There were so many turtles.  We stopped by the shores of the pond to stretch our legs before getting back in the car for the long drive home and the turtles popped up from all over.  Their heads barely breaking the surface to study us before pulling back underneath only to pop up again a few feet closer.

There were so many turtles.  I think they must get fed by the strangers and daily visitors and maybe even by the people who maintain the adjacent park because why else would they come fearlessly close to investigate us?  They must expect food from the people who visit their pond.

There were so many turtles and I do not think we were supposed to feed them, but when I look at this picture I can’t help but feel that perhaps I was wrong.  Perhaps we were supposed to feed them.  Perhaps that was the cost for visiting their shores and strolling through their park.

There were so many turtles and I hope they can forgive me my ignorance if I have done wrong.

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  1. I love turtles. Not sure why I’m so fascinated by them, but I am. In Hawaii was had the great pleasure of swimming with a giant one in the shallows of North Shore beach. They came so close to us it was scary! The following year we got to see a mama sunning on the beach but my favorite site was watching them swim in clear waters of paradise.

    • That’s cool. I grew up with tortoises but am not all that familiar with turtles. I saw one swimming from a long way away the one time I’ve been to Hawaii. And that was close enough. I’m not a fan of the giant things that live in the water.

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