You know I love the wildlife around my house, so I just had to share this video I took of a strange Red Ear Turtle that was wandering in my front yard. I say strange because his shell had a deformity; a large hump near the back, but not in the center. I have sped up the time 2x. After all, it is a turtle.
Did you see the car go by in the background? That was Breck coming home from work and wondering what the heck I was looking at. Here are a couple still shots that really show the hump.
He was good sized, about the size of a dinner plate.
I wish I had known at the time how to tell how old this guy is. To do that I would have needed to turn him over and look at his breast plate. He must have had a few years on him. Next time. One thing is for sure. If he comes back I will know it is the same turtle.