Turtle Coming Out Of Hibernation

My first thought when I saw this turtle digging out of the ground was that it’s to bad that the first thing it sees is a human.

A Turtle Coming Out Of Hibernation

A Turtle Digging Out From The Leaves And Dirt

Turtles hide and hibernate. Those that live in water hide away beneath the ice of lakes, ponds and streams; those that live on land burrow under leaf litter and soil below the frost line.

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  1. Mia McPherson March 27, 2012 at 6:41 am #

    Steve, at least the first human the turtle saw was one who has deep respect for wildlife… you.

  2. Steve Ingraham March 27, 2012 at 9:09 am #

    Great find!

  3. Elijah Goodwin March 27, 2012 at 9:18 am #

    Very nice image and great biology!

  4. Barbara March 27, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    Wonderful information and terrific shot of Mr/Ms Turtle… loved it and agree with Mia – at least the first human was you.

  5. judi king March 27, 2012 at 11:15 pm #

    Great camo for the turtle, did you hear him first or see him? He looks a little surprised yet relived it was a friendly human!

  6. Steve Creek March 28, 2012 at 6:13 am #

    Judi, he was seen first.

  7. Scott March 28, 2012 at 8:08 am #

    What a cool thing to find in the leaves. I love these prehistoric creatures. Snapping turtles and Painted Turtles are known to live here in Saskatchewan, but I’ve never seen one here,
    That’s some kind of spring weather you’re getting!

  8. Steve Creek March 28, 2012 at 8:15 am #

    We are having some strange weather and I hope we want have a super hot summer.

  9. Judy March 29, 2012 at 8:46 am #

    What a dear little turtle face. Looks like a grin to be in the sunshine again!