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Pond Life, One of those Days

Updated on December 30, 2014
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Yvonne writes about and photographs the flora and fauna of Louisiana, sharing knowledge she learned through study and personal experience.

A small red-eared slider and a large bass in our pond.
A small red-eared slider and a large bass in our pond.

Turtle, Bass Fish and Mysterious Blob

I love to take photos of the animals in our habitat, especially those that live in and around water. Turtles are one of my favorite reptiles. Many aquatic ones live in the Tchefuncte River as well as in the pond and the creek by our house. It is not uncommon to happen upon interactions with other creatures.

One day I observed a poor little turtle and a large mouth bass in our pond. On the same day a mysterious blob appeared in our pond. We hope you enjoy the pictures. See if you can identify the mystery blob and don't forget to vote in the poll for the one that you think is the best.

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Life in a pond can be challenging, especially for a little turtle.

Life in & around the pond is never boring.

Each day, after our morning walk, we stop at our 1/4 acre pond so that Al can feed the fish and other creatures. I usually have my camera handy as I walk around inspecting the plantings and blooms. Sometimes we get some good action shots with our Canon S5IS and sometimes we take pictures of things that are just strange looking.

One day a small turtle had an encounter with a big bass. Check out the photos.

The Little Turtle and the Big Bass

One day a little red-eared slider saw a piece of bread in the pond where it lived.
One day a little red-eared slider saw a piece of bread in the pond where it lived.
He paddled his webbed feet as fast as he could and he grew closer. He could almost taste the soft treat.
He paddled his webbed feet as fast as he could and he grew closer. He could almost taste the soft treat.
(Theme to Jaws plays in the background - Don ta, don ta, don ta) Suddenly out of the dark depths comes a monster large mouth bass to scoop up the tasty morsel.
(Theme to Jaws plays in the background - Don ta, don ta, don ta) Suddenly out of the dark depths comes a monster large mouth bass to scoop up the tasty morsel.
Rats, said the little turtle, missed again! But wait the man still has some bread. Throw me something mister!
Rats, said the little turtle, missed again! But wait the man still has some bread. Throw me something mister!

Aquatic Turtles

Aquatic Turtles: Sliders, Cooters, Painted, and Map Turtles (Reptile Keeper's Guide)
Aquatic Turtles: Sliders, Cooters, Painted, and Map Turtles (Reptile Keeper's Guide)

Learn more about aquatic turtles with this informative book from the Reptile Keeper's Guide series.

 

Sometimes we see unusual organisms in the water. What do you think this is. We call it "The Blob". Take the poll and/or write your guesses in the comments section.

Pond Mystery - What is This?

Mystery Photo

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Female Sliders

Female turtles leave the water to dig a hole nearby and lay their leathery eggs. In a few week, tiny babies, about the size of a quarter emerge. As soon as they dig their way out, they rush to the water. Not all of them make it to the pond because of predators such as crows, herons, snakes and mammals, but many do.

Female Red-eared Laying by the Pond

River Turtles

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Fun Facts About Turtles

Teach your child more about turtles with this charming and colorful book from the I Like Reptiles and Amphibians series.

Last River and Fish

Many turtles and catfish live in the Tchefuncte River near our house.
Many turtles and catfish live in the Tchefuncte River near our house. | Source

Did you enjoy the Caption Contest? Let us know.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Nice lens, I thought it was pretty insightful so I decided to give you 5 stars, hey, I have a page that’s pretty similar to yours, maybe you can check it out when you have time: Cleaning And Outdoor Koi Fish Pond

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Nice lens! :)

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      Moe Wood 8 years ago from Eastern Ontario

      Turtles are a great topic for a caption lens.

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      Mickie Goad 8 years ago

      Oh, too much work went into this one! Thanks for taking the time. I just whizzed my caption assignment out. No work involved! How embarrassing for me.

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      WhiteOak50 8 years ago

      very nice!

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      Jimmie Lanley 8 years ago from Memphis, TN, USA

      Love your nature themed caption contest. I left a couple. I'm not so good at it, to be honest. But I tried! :-) Our apartment complex has a turtle pond in the center. We enjoy feeding them bits of meat and bread. And yes, sometimes the fish do steal it away!

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      rio1 8 years ago

      Extremely entertaining lens. I like it as much as the hare & the tortoise

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      bdkz 8 years ago

      How cute!

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      Robin S 8 years ago from USA

      very cute!