Sunday, May 03, 2009
A sweet little addition to our family.
Look what we found wandering around in our back yard recently.

Yes, we have a new little baby turtle.  Oronzo has had a male turtle for years and just last year he got a female turtle.  Apparently they "hooked up" quickly and this baby turtle was the result of that union.  We found the turtle egg shell remnants buried in a shallow hole under the shade of a tree in our back yard.

It's too soon to tell if this baby is a boy or a girl, but Snuggle Bug refers to it as a boy.  When asked what Snuggle Bug wants to name "him" he comes up with a different name nearly every day.  So, for now, we're just calling him "baby turtle".  

He's the cutest!

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At 6:31 AM, Blogger Carey said...

How brothers and i had turtles like that one when we were growing up.

At 5:39 PM, Anonymous chelle said...

awww it is so cute!

At 9:01 PM, Blogger Staci said...

Adorable! It's amazing to see them when they're so little, our turtle seems huge in comparison!

At 9:44 AM, Blogger Dawnelle said...

wow- how fun! Really cute picture, too!

At 1:54 PM, Blogger Kathleen Marie said...

That is so cute! I hope more are hatched soon.

At 5:09 PM, Blogger Paige said...

That is so fun! How exactly do you tell what sex a turtle is? I heard something about eye color?

At 6:15 PM, Blogger Erin said...

I remember finding turtles in our backyard with my cousins and painting our initials on their shells with nail polish so we would know they were "ours" if we found them again. We would put them in the bathtub and play with them all day and then let them go. So much fun! I bet Snuggle Bug is enjoying his new baby turtle!

At 10:29 AM, Blogger Tara @ Feels like home said...

WOW! Your turtles bred? I've never heard of someone with pet turtles having baby turtles, but that is so very cool. I'm in awe. :) Enjoy your new little guy!


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