Monday, June 7, 2010

Dr. Dolittle??

Eric and I would like to formally request that from now on you refer to us as Drs. Dolittle. It has come to our attention that animals have a way of finding us when they need help. First, it was the box turtle that was cruising down the street in front of Eric's work. Then it was the chick who appeared in our back yard and started the Metler family chicken craze. Now, well, now it is this:

That, my friends, is a red-eared slider. "Red-eared sliders are almost entirely aquatic, but leave the water to bask in the sun and lay eggs." (Wikipedia) Ummm, I found this guy in our front yard on the cement in front of the gate to our back yard. Nowhere near WATER! He was pretty dried up and his shell looks a little beat up, but I think he's going to be okay. But seriously people, what are the odds that this water turtle would show up in front of our house - you know, the people who love turtles??? I'm tellin''s the Dr. Dolittle thing. We're not sure yet if we're going to keep this guy - so if you think you might be interested, let me know...