Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tiny Dinosaur

I found this baby turtle in the driveway. It was about the size of a half dollar. I think it's a baby snapping turtle. It has a very long tail, which it curled up under its shell when I picked it up, and it has a very pointy nose.

I brought it up to the house and photographed and then drew it. It had the most amazing armor-like shell and tiny little BB-like eyes. After it had been traumatized for a while by its experience on the kitchen table, I released it to the wild, down by the creek, into a bamboo patch.

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