Little Turd

My dad went on a walk yesterday and as he was walking along he found a little friend who is now set up in a semi permanent home on our counter next to the fire belly toads…


His name (so far) is “Turd”.  ha ha! 🙂  (No one has settled on that though)


He (or she) is a Western Chicken Turtle, and apparently it is named that because it tastes like chicken…who would’ve guessed?!


It’s a baby and it is so small!  I was holding it last night and it’s tiny little back legs pushed against my hand and he hopped out of my fingers!  He’s fine though.


If it’s a boy then we’re going to keep it for a while, but if it’s a girl we can’t keep it because once they get bigger the female needs at least a 100 gallon tank to live in!  I don’t think we necessarily need something else to take care of, but our family isn’t one to turn things away, especially a baby turtle!


(Sorry for the slight blur in these pictures!  My camera wasn’t focusing so well)


Well I just wanted to share that real quick!  I hope this day brings much joy, peace, and happiness to you all.  Enjoy the lovely weather before it starts to rain!

God bless,


Post #160

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jayne Huber
    Apr 11, 2013 @ 09:55:34

    LOVE the title!! So you don’t turn things away- can I come live with you guys??!!


  2. relishliving
    Apr 11, 2013 @ 11:51:37

    ^^ Aunt Jayne, you’re always welcome! (so long as mr. pee dag is NOT with you) 😛


  3. relishliving
    Apr 11, 2013 @ 11:52:05



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