Once I got done screaming, I mean, I thought it was a snake after all, I smiled and thought she was the cutest thing ever. We debated what to do with her. Should we return her to the wild knowing that this area is known for turtles getting killed on the highway? Should we bring her to another habitat and pray that she does well there? Or should we keep her and take really good care of her. . . needless to say....we now have a pet turtle named Tia Tuck Turtle. My husband, kids, and I are smitten and the dogs love watching her in her turtle tank. After some research, I have found out that she is a Eastern Painted Turtle and is about 80-90% full grown. These kinds of turtles spend most of their time swimming in water, but come to shore to bask in the sunlight throughout the day. She is now happily ensconced in a large turtle tank full of water and a floating dock for her to sunbathe on with lots of awesome light.
Eric From: Turtle Rescuer indeed. Hard to say no to man that rescues turtles in his spare time. Love you babe. You are such a sweetie, but no I leave turtle tank cleaning to you as promised.
See y'all tomorrow and Happy Scrappin'