More Wildlife Moments

Yesterday when we were crossing the St. Croix River, this turtle was right up there on the bridge. It’s an Eastern Spiny Softshell.  A very strange looking turtle, especially when it runs.  It looks kind of like a frisbee with legs. (Note: I said I wouldn’t guarantee there’d be no more turtle pictures). P1120005P1110998

And when we were about a mile or so from the cabin, two small bears crossed the road in front of us.  We pulled over to see if they would come back out and sure enough, in less than a minute they did!


One of them took off never to be seen again, but the other one hung around so I could take it’s picture.  Wasn’t that nice?P1120009P1120016

I had a Duh! wildlife moment the other day.  I saw this dragonfly on top of my garden flag, so I went into the cabin to get my camera before it flew off.  I took pictures from all different angles, hoping to get a decent one. P1110907

When I was ready to change the flag I tried to flick it off, so it would fly away.  Well duh, it was dead!  The only place that dragonfly was going was in my hand…P1110914

and on the little glider seat of the swing set where the flags hang.  Duh! P1110916


FP said...

Your blog is interesting, has left a great impression.
Best wishes

Terry's Tete-a-tete said...

Love the pictures. That bear is cute, and as close as I want to get to one.

texwisgirl said...

laughing at the inert dragonfly.

but those bears are awesome!!!

Peaceful said...

wow, that turtle is the 'Flounder' of the turtle species so flat!
Busted out laughing about the dragonfly :D
(Bears scare me to death)

Sherry said...

Once again you found something I've never seen before! the turtle. I've never seen one like that. What else can you find that I've never seen? It's a challenge Cindy lol.

Tammy said...

Love, love, love the bears!

That dragonfly....isn't that odd? I don't think I have ever seen a dead one just hanging around like that. You would think he would have fell off.

Beth said...

That is a very unusual dragonfly. I have never seen one with wings exactly like that.

I like the turtle pictures!