My theme this week is the end of summer critters at our house.
Number One is the toad and turtle that Mac is raising in aquariums. When he finds tiny critters or eggs, he'll often hand raise them and then let them go when they're older. This year is a small toad and a box turtle. They were each smaller than a quarter when he found them and would have been easy prey for some of the larger animals that live in our yard. Instead they're growing up fat and happy.
Number Two are the big turtles who live in the lagoon out back. They're always ready for feeding time and often climb out of the water as soon as Mac opens the back door. One of them we call lefty because she's missing a leg, don't know why we call her, her, have no idea what sex she is.
Number three is the alligator who came to see what all the commotion was about when Mac was feeding the turtles. We don't feed the alligator, it's against state and federal law to feed them, and just not a good idea. If they get use to getting food from a human and then they don't get it they can get very aggressive. This is the smaller of the 2 alligators who live in the lagoon.
Number four is some of the last of the butterflies. Some are are bit shopworn, but it is the end of summer.
|Tropical visitor from Florida|
|This is what the picture looked like on the package.|