First, there was the painted turtle that I almost ran over on my way home from work. Coming up to it, I thought it was just a leaf blowing across the road. When I was almost on top of it, I realized it was a turtle! I braced for impact and surprisingly missed the little fella! So I slammed on the breaks, u-turned it and pulled over on the opposite side of the road with my hazards on. With each passing car I covered my eyes, waiting to hear a crunch of the little turtle under someone's tire.
Thankfully, he got his wits about him and turned around to scoot back to the embankment. I waited for traffic to clear, then ran across the street and scooped him up. I finished the rest of the ride home with the turtle in the car. When I got home, I showed him to Matt and we decided to let him go in the pond.
Now he will be happy in his new home!
These are the baby robins that have a nest under the deck. Mommy comes and feeds them all the time. They are so cute!
It has been a joy discovering all of the wildlife in our own backyard. I can't wait until the weather warms up and we can sit out back in the evening and enjoy our little paradise.