Why did the turtle cross the road?

“Turtles remind us that the way to heaven is through the earth. In Mother Earth is all that we need. She will care for us, protect us, and nurture us, as long as we do the same for her. For that to happen, we must slow down and heighten our sensibilities. We must see the connection to all things. Just as the turtle cannot separate itself from its shell, neither can we separate ourselves from what we do to the Earth.”

— Ted Andrews, Animal-Speak


Common Snapping Turtle, one (Chelydra serpentina)


Common Snapping Turtle, two and above (Chelydra serpentina)


Eastern Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)

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Photos ©2013, Jen Payne

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