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I Bite You by HeatherTelesca I Bite You by HeatherTelesca
We found a turtle...or rather a turtle found us!

This little girl was being harassed by a crow in the middle of a country road. Once I realized it was a turtle, I got out of the car expecting to find it dead.

Well, needless to say she was very much alive, and since the crow was coming back for seconds, she came home with me for the night! :D She's a painted turtle and very pretty.

I took a bunch of photos, and tomorrow she is being released at the camp my fiance works at. It's close to where we found her, and she won't have to worry about running into more crows in the middle of roads! ^^;
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:iconjohnnydeppsgirl4life:
JohnnyDeppsGirl4life Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow very pretty, and such a cute pic lol
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Pink-Kitten Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
That is one happy looking turtle! And it is very nice of you to rescue her, a lot of people just wouldn't bother!
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KIARAsART Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
Isn`t that a poisonous flower (Datura)? O.o
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HeatherTelesca Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010
lol no it's a squash blossom. I feed them to my dragons all the time and eat them myself!
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KIARAsART Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Puh ^^``
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gatogirl12345 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
Awwww. I love that face! :heart:
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Dekuinthelake Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007  Student General Artist
My snake is a retarde....He wont eat live mice and he can hardly eat dead....Hes not vary old though. Hes only 5....
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HeatherTelesca Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
;) My little Ballie P has to have the mice shoved in his mouth before he'll eat them...
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Dekuinthelake Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007  Student General Artist
You have a p balled!?
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:iconheathertelesca:
HeatherTelesca Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007
Ballie P...my silly name for Ball Python ;)
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Dekuinthelake Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007  Student General Artist
OH! I have a ball pithon named Ayami! hes a good eater. He is eating 3 mice. I was werd we use to have a nother ball pithon but we where stuped and bot her form petco. Which is never smart. So we had to give her up because she was much to agresive and would strick at every one on feeding day. Ayami use to not eat that much but as soon as she was gone he was a pig!
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SilkaLiveDoll Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Squash blossom! I EAT. OM NOM NOM." That's one gorgeous turtle. :D
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HeatherTelesca Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
I think she was a bit more scared of the squash blossom--but yes, we were wondering if she would eat it! ^^;
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FromNothingToNothing Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Yummy !
hey hey nice capture, it's a beautiful turtle and you did captured it at he right moment :)
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HeatherTelesca Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
Thank you! :D She is beautiful, that's whay I wanted photos of her before we let her go!
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AkinaWolf Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"OoooOooO I'mma eat cha!" lol
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HeatherTelesca Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
:D Yeah just a tad frisky!
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QueenSpamtard Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
OMNOMNOM! I bet she was hungry after being harassed by a crow!
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HeatherTelesca Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
Heh, well she really didn't eat anything, but she sure is cute!
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ShadowFoxxx Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
How nice of you to save her! :heart: Poor thing, she'd probably be killed by that crow.

What beautiful markings on her face. They seem to stick right out! I love her eyes. :o Very pretty. :+fav:
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HeatherTelesca Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
Yeah, the crow was quite determined, however she is big enough no to be eaten by most things that would give smaller ones trouble. I think she went to cross the road and the crow found her.

She is going to be released at this lake: [link] There are plenty of places for her to hide, and I think she is too big for a fish to get her. (And there are lots of little yummy frogs and other creepy crawlies for her to eat.) And there are no roads--the property is mostly used in the summer for camping. So assuming she can keep herself out of trouble, she should be ok! :D
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ShadowFoxxx Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Oh I see. But still, a large beak to a tender skin of a turtle is still deadly.

What a beautiful lake! I'm she she'd be very happy. =D Good for you!
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HeatherTelesca Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
Yeah, she was about as far into her shell as she could get! Silly crow will have to find lunch somewhere else!
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ShadowFoxxx Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, go grab a peanut and drop it in the middle of a streetlight and wait for the cars to run over it. :XD:
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carthaki Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
Oh my gosh... i laughed so hard at the picture coupled with the photo.
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HeatherTelesca Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
You mean the title? :D I'm glad it made you smile!
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Mangabaka Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a cute beautiful animal! good luck you found it and it was still alive, though the crow didn't got lunch xD
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HeatherTelesca Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
The crow can go find a road kill squirrel or something for all I care! ;) Live turtles should not be crow food!
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Mangabaka Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
That's right! XD
Cute turttle :heart: give it a kiss for me please ^3^
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Mangabaka Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
That's right! XD
Cute turttle :heart: give it a kiss for me please ^3^
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HollowAgain Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
Too cute! She looks really happy. :]
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:iconheathertelesca:
HeatherTelesca Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
I doubt she's happy, but she is lucky! :D
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Realm-Of-The-Shadows Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i wanna start a turtle farm!
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:iconheathertelesca:
HeatherTelesca Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
:D Sounds like a great idea!
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Realm-Of-The-Shadows Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
you should try it!

get those plushy vending machines((actually the shell of them, complete with the glass is good)) and make the glass panels opaque(so the dont claw at it expecting to get out), and make a small turtle habitat!!!


i could draw em out with ease!
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