Thursday, March 8, 2012

Turtle Time!

As promised, mom went on Big World Assignment last weekend to South Padre Island, in South Texas, in search of my newly adopted Atlantic Green Turtle friend, Allison, if you read my last post. 

Mom did find Allison, at Sea Turtle Inc, but she must have been taking a Cat Nap at the bottom of her tank, as mom did not get to speak to her in person.  You can barely make out her one limb, and harness on her which helps her to swim.  She lives in a pretty small tank, and mom was sad to see that, but this is likely the only way Allison can survive with one limb.

Here is mom introducing herself to this very large Loggerhead Turtle.  This type of Turtle as an adult can weigh 170-500 pounds!

Then there was this smaller Atlantic Green Sea Turtle who came up to the top of his tank to greet mom.  
He said:  "Tell JB, I am super excited to be her friend!"

Here is a Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle, also very happy to be my friend!

Here is my mom still hard at work on Big World Assignment, looking at a Hawksbill Sea Turtle.  Again, mom was sad to see how small the tanks were, but likely necessary for the center's rehabilitation work.  

 Then as mom was leaving the Center, a Great Blue Heron hollered at her:
"Are you JB's mom?  You are going to have to check out the South Padre Island Birding Center before you go home to JB!"

To be continued, with some of my favorite kinds of friends.....Birdies!!
Before you go, please stop by JB's SMALL WORLD too, thanks! 


Prints the Cat said...

Yay! Your Mom got to meet Allison, the turtle you adopted! That must have been a very exciting BW report for your Mom. Yes, it is sad the tank is small (and quite murky), but I suppose that is how it is supposed to be for rehab and maybe those types of turtles like that? Did the center give tours? You sure made a lot of new friends that day! You are a famous Jelly Bean!

Angel, Kirby and Max said...

It is sad how small many of the tanks are, but it is probably best for the rehab.

roughseasinthemed said...


Pippa and I say thank you to your mom for making this special report on Allison, all the other turtles and the heron too. Looking forward to the next bird report.

Katherine & Pippa

Unknown said...

Cuttie little turtles, but I'm a little bit scared with turtles haahah :)

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