I Like Turtles . . .

Just like the world-famous ‘Zombie Kid Who Likes Turtles‘, I like turtles. They’re just really, really neat animals. What other animal has its own sturdy house built-in? What other animal can morph into human-size amphibian ninjas?

Regardless, I was out on a bike ride today and happened across this little guy crossing the trail. I picked two pictures out of about fifty—every time I got into position to take a good shot (I was trying to get his side or front) he would get spooked out and turn away from me (and try to run away at his running speed, which was ever-so-slightly faster than his normal meander). All-in-all, I have a lot of pictures of a turtle’s butt. I’ll spare you from looking at those, and instead show you two of the good shots.

I end up seeing a lot of wildlife on my bike excursions, but I usually just keep going without taking a picture. I’ll try to stop more often when I see something cool.

Scott Bradford is a writer and technologist who has been putting his opinions online since 1995. He believes in three inviolable human rights: life, liberty, and property. He is a Catholic Christian who worships the trinitarian God described in the Nicene Creed. Scott is a husband, nerd, pet lover, and AMC/Jeep enthusiast with a B.S. degree in public administration from George Mason University.