Saralou and Ace were carpooling last week when, with a sudden stop, they pulled over to see up close a little fella who was crossing the road S-L-O-W-L-Y. He almost got pancaked by a car!
They scooped him up and brought him to the farm. As it turns out, Yertle, as we call him (from the Dr. Seuss book, Yertle the Turtle) is the only turtle breed indigenous to the state of Idaho.
Check out what’s under the hood! Pretty fantastic markings. Apparently it’s turtle mating season right now, so this guy was probably crossing the road to find a lady friend. Why did the turtle cross the road?
After a fun photo shoot we released him (he wasn’t a huge fan of the indoors) in the pond here at the farm. He’ll sure have a good time this summer eating the enormous amounts of tadpoles that hatch there.
What a handsome fella! So glad he was saved by Ace and Saralou! I’m sure he will love his new home on the farm.
What a true beauty with those orange markings! Turtles are curious creatures and the best land example of the new craze of “Tiny Houses” . With the bright colorations, this Tiny House is even glamped up!
Yes, He is a beauty! I love turtles!
Yertle is lovely! So glad that the girls saved him & brought him to the farm. I bet he is basking in the sun right now–if you have sun right now. His coloring & markings were extraordinary from the pictures. Take more pictures of him, please!!!!