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Location: Vero Beach, Florida, United States

My name is Pat and I live in Florida. My skin will never be smooth again and my hair will never see color. I enjoy collecting autographs and playing in Paint Shop Pro.,along with reading and writing. Sometimes, I enjoy myself by doing volunteer "work" helping celebrities at autograph shows. I love animals and at one time I did volunteer work for Tippi Hedren's Shambala Preserve.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

A New Critter?

(dang, I sound like Ellie May Clampet!)

As I was out feeding the Moorhens.. (and the greedy Ibis) I noted my turtle coming close.. I tossed bread to him, and although he got some there was more disturbance in the water.  I thought a fish was grabbing the bread... then I notice a new pair of eyes peeking out!......

A closer look at the face.. try to look underwater at the shape.

I'm pretty sure we have a soft shelled turtle to add to the critters here!

After that experience I turned and saw a good "group shot".. 3 Wood Storks, 4 Ibis and the 4 Moorhen babies!

I stood around for a few moments and then took  a "shore line shot".. take note near the top that the baby Moorhen is stretched up and ready to chase that Ibis that is bugging him lol. (*You go Groucho! lol)

Below the Egret and one of the Wood Storks didn't seem to mind sharing the same space.

before I went inside I had to do just one reflection shot.

These pictures are taken at about 7:30 am before the pond fountain went on and the water is smooth.


Blogger Cath said...

Giggling at the Elly May Clampett crack. Heheheheh. But wow, that does look like something new you've got there, Pat. You sure it's not a one of Nessie's cousins?

5:42 AM  
Anonymous She said...

It looks like a funky little critter too! I love looking at all of your pictures!

12:34 PM  
Blogger cj said...

Well, there's one good thing about Boo getting you up earlie - you get amazing photos! I love all of them.


5:49 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

That looks like a damn alligator! It looks like a regular bird fest out there ;p They're taking over!!

1:38 AM  
Blogger Debi said...

I had the same reaction as Chris...I thought that was a baby alligator! Sure is cute!

8:56 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

I'm coming with my coffee mug to sit and enjoy your bird-watching moments

11:13 AM  
Blogger madcobug said...

Of course I cant see under water but I tended to agree with Chris. Big bug eyed thing. Watch your toes. Great shots. I loved them. Helen

4:40 PM  
Blogger Ladytink_534 said...

Looks like a happy day at the pond! I almost accidentally run over a soft shell turtle once... man can those things move fast! Mean little things too, they'll actually attack if they feel threatened.

4:35 PM  

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