It was back in December and my daughter was here enjoying time away from New York city and absorbing some of our warmer weather. We spotted the little creature meandering across our driveway and naturally (being the annoying paparazzi that we are) we ran to get our cameras.
Little turtle was trying to find it way back to the sanctuary of our neighbor's pond.
Of course in the photo above the level of the pond was down because it had been awhile since we had a good, hard rain. Naturally the water level fluctuates and below is a photo of how the pond looked when Tropical Storm Issac can roaring through.
You can tell that the pond's center island has shrunk considerably, what you can not see is that somewhere along the fence line is a shallow gully where Little Turtle can slip in and out of. Unfortunately Little Turtle often has trouble remembering just where that shallow gully is and that's what happened on this bright and sunny day in December.
Little Turtle had lost its way and was wandering further from the safety of its pond.
We let it roam around a bit, hoping that eventually it would find the entrance back to our neighbors pond but in the end my daughter took pity on the moss covered little creature, she carried it over to the fence line and directed it to the gully where it could return to its home. Wish I had taken some photo of Little Turtles rescue but, alas, I did not.