The Turtles And The Rabbit

Sounds a lot like The Tortoise And The Hare, doesn’t it? But this isn’t a fable, this is a post of photos from nature that I paired together; killing two weeks worth of photo challenges in one massive post.ย ๐Ÿ˜ย First are the turtles!

My mom found this one while raking leaves during the fall. He was hiding underneath the blanket of leaves.

He wasn’t scared of me at all and let me get this macro shot of his face. ๐Ÿ™‚

And here is another one my mom found while raking leaves. (Apparently, turtles enjoy hiding under leaves. ๐Ÿ˜„) This was taken in transit to his new location, which was not too far away, just far enough away that he could escape to the woods without encountering my mom’s rake again.

He also let me get a close-up!

And they are even cuter as babies! Here is one that I found in 2015 that let me hold him in my hand.

And here is one I met in July of last year. So tiny!! This one wasn’t as friendly; he tried to eat my finger.ย  Don’t let his cuteness fool you; I thought he was a box turtle, but he snapped like a snapping turtle! ๐Ÿ˜‚ But then, if some giant started wagging their finger in front of my face, I might get snappy too…

And this brings us to the Sienna or maybe sandy colored rabbit I met a few months ago. He has a mouthful of grass in this one.

He was trying to eat dinner while I crept closer.

He let me get very close; these were taken with my old camera with the 3X zoom zoomed in as close as I could get it.

But it wasn’t enough; he still got scared and tried to run away.

But he was too hungry to go far. I felt bad scaring the poor guy while he was trying to eat, but I really wanted to get photos, haha.

This is as close as I could get with my old camera; with my new one, I’ll be able to get really close without scaring him. I look forward to our next meeting! ๐Ÿ™‚


28 thoughts on “The Turtles And The Rabbit

    • When I read your blog post about the tortoise and the hare yesterday I almost fell out of bed. ๐Ÿ˜‚ It’s so neat how things work out sometimes. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thank you! โค Aww, I'm glad that this made you smile! Hugs back to you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. They are so adorable! Your mom is the turtle whisperer, hahaha or maybe God is just blessing you with all the little things that He knows will make you happy. I have a bunch of rabbit photos but I only have a phone so they never come out really well haha. Thanks for sharing these with us ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Oh! I’m glad I didn’t get my finger too close to his face then. My dad told me about the time he found a grown snapper and he waved a stick in front of it – and he couldn’t get it to let go! I don’t want that to happen to a finger, haha.

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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