As I have stated in my previous post (The Playground – Enjoying The Sun part 6) that we have new friends from the pond.
Here’s another look of the pond:
Notice anything?? 😉
Yup!!! There are two adult turtles in the pond.
Last year’s pre-k students decided to donate 2 turtles to school’s pond.Unfortunately, no one really takes care of those turtles. The pond has no basking area, so the turtles will keep on swimming endlessly. Mommy has told one of the men there but apparently everyone is busy with their own stuff. She can’t do much for the turtles. She can’t adopt them either.
When we were set free on the playground, one of the OB (Office Boys) saw it and decided to take out the turtles and let them walked around like us. At that time, we could see them clearly.
Unfortunately, one of those turtles has had a hard life because she has deformed shell 😦
Judging from the shell, mommy predicts that she had been living in a very small container. She is very short and her middle shell protrude unusually.
The other one looks healthy and HUGE!!!
You might not think that she is huge…wait till you see her with me 😉
You see…there are two reasons why Mommy will never let us play in the pond even though it looks really fun to swim there. First, the pond is hardly ever been cleaned, probably once a year and not a thorough cleaning. We have been living in a tanks which are being cleaned every month, a change of water like that might do something to our immune. Second, these new additions in the pond…she doesn’t know how aggressive they are. They are quite shy when people are near the pond but she doesn’t know what’ll happen if there’s smaller turtle there. But her main concern is the cleanliness of the pond.
Here’s another pictures of the two girls:
Mommy thinks that they look a bit grumpy.
Last time Mommy saw them (like last week) they already had moss on their shell…however, we really hope that they have better life in the pond than in their previous place…wherever that is.