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Turtle weekend!

Saturday: I saw a painted turtle walking around Lake Nokomis with phoenixredux. Ha, that sounds like the turtle was walking around the lake with phoenixredux! No, I was the one walking around the lake and we saw the turtle just to the side of the path.

Also, perruche_verte cleaned out the tank of our turtle, Erin PaddleFoot ShinyShell, while I supervised her on an excursion around our apartment. She is the mighty climbing turtle! She climbed up perruche_verte's big messenger bag, daringly bridged over to my guitar case, and then scaled the steep slope of perruche_verte's accordion case. After that she had nowhere to go so I lifted her down to the floor again.

Sunday: perruche_verte's birthday! We rode our bikes out to Pig's Eye Lake and walked around and saw more turtles. We didn't see any snapping turtles up close, but we saw some painted turtles, various interesting birds (and adorable baby ducks and geese), and a big raccoon. If you go walking by Pig's Eye Lake, wear long pants and shoes. There are tall weeds with nettles and thistles and various other things I don't like walking through in shorts and sandals. Unfortunately I didn't know that in advance.

Monday: perruche_verte and I took the day off and are going down to the Cannon River Turtle Preserve to hike along the Cannon Valley Trail and watch more turtles.

Maybe tomorrow to round it out we'll see the turtles at the Como zoo or Underwater Adventures.

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polyranger
Jun. 11th, 2007 04:39 pm (UTC)
Turtle power!
theophania_79
Jun. 11th, 2007 04:58 pm (UTC)
cool! my dad saw a huge snapping turtle on bald eagle lake last week. it was 2 ft long!
fionna_g
Jun. 11th, 2007 05:31 pm (UTC)
Snapping turtles scare me!

Sounds like you had a very nice weekend :D
grenacia
Jun. 12th, 2007 12:39 am (UTC)
Well, we haven't managed to spot any snapping turtles yet. Just painted turtles.
ignusfaatus
Jun. 11th, 2007 06:16 pm (UTC)
sounds wonderful!
xingularity
Jun. 30th, 2007 04:16 pm (UTC)
I saw a snapping turtle, about 17-18 inchs wide in shoreview, right outside work. It was walking across the road and stopped right in front of my truck. I didn't think it'd get over the curb easily, so I put my blinkers on and had grumpy people behind me and picked him up. He(or she, I didn't ask), was soooo mad, hissing and peeing and trying to snap at me. But I walked across the road and put him/her down on the grass, and s/he quickly jerked around like s/he was gonna make a bite at me, but then stopped and looked up at me like 'woah. Didn't realize you were so big. Sorry to hiss at you'. I felt like I'd done my good deed for the week. :)
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