Saturday, June 25, 2016

Critters, June 25, 2016

Saturday's Critters, Camera Critters, and I'd Rather B Birdin'

Saturday's Critters and Camera Critters
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 14, 2016
Eastern Box Turtles, though they stay small in size, may live to be 100 years old in the wild. If captured and kept as pets, their lifespan is considerably shorter. This one is somewhere down in our woods. They eat a wide variety of food: earthworms, snails, slugs, grubs, beetles, caterpillars, berries, mushrooms, grass, and flowers.

I'd rather B Birdin'
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 9, 2016
Did you know that Hawks can turn their heads around and look directly over their backs?
I didn't until I saw this one. I think this is a Red-Shouldered Hawk, but I am not sure.

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  1. Great turtle, I have yet to see one this year.

  2. Nice catch on both shots. I have some photos of the same type of turtle (this reminded me I never posted them ;o) I love turtles; they're just so cool looking!

    Oh, and thanks for including what he was - you saved me a search. *laugh*

  3. Hello, great sighting of the box turtle. The Hawk photo is awesome, it is neat how they can turn their heads. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend!

  4. Oh my, the hawk is an awesome photo! And I love seeing a turtle in the wild. Enjoy your weekend!

  5. Fantastic shots! Beautiful turtle!

  6. I love the havik! But also the Turtle. We have no turtles in our area.

  7. oh, my gosh, I saw a box turtle trying to cross the street in our neighborhood. They must not know the dangers of idiot fast drivers. They are doing what they do, migrating, and should be allowed to move around... maybe like people. LeeAnna

  8. Oh, I have never seen a turtle living a wild life – that wouldn’t happen over here I think. Great photos :-)

    1. Hello Helene,
      I am glad to see you back in Blogland - Hope this means you are feeling much better. I loved the roses (and the other flowers, too) in your last post (GBBD). Best wishes for continued health improvement.

  9. We have box turtles here. When I was a kid, we had "turtle races."

  10. That is one great image of the hawk. Your timing is perfect.

    Enjoyed the photo of the turtle, too, of course.

    Thanks so much for stopping by to share this post with all us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin' this week. It's always appreciated.

  11. Hello!:) No, I didn't know about the extraordinary ability that Hawks have in swivelling their heads around,...that is one amazing capture. We don't have Box Turtles here, and mores the pity because I would love to come across one in the wild. Lovely capture!:)

  12. Great shots of both critters, Lea.

    Not box turtles nor any raptors for me this year...yet!!

  13. What a cool turtle portrait! Since they eat snail, I could use one in my garden.

  14. The turtle is cute. It has fabulous patterns on its shell.


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