I consulted my animal map but it does not indicate turtles in California. j/k. I put together this puzzle two days ago and upon completion (I thought Penny would be excited to see all the animals, really she was just excited to break it apart) I thought it would be a cool thing to put on the kids wall in their new room (red or light blue wall). So, I got out the modge podge and put it on a frame that I got for $5. Its a pretty big puzzle at 17" X 23" so the frame was a pretty good find.Anyways, about the turtle. We woke up this morning and found a turtle just right outside our backdoor. ITS HUGE! Dominic has been itching for a pet and this one might work! We shall see. It seems a little strange to have a wild turtle in our backyard as there is no real way for it to get to our backyard. There is a very steep hill behind us and a very steep hill in front. How'd you get here little turtle?
I Just called about it. Its a female slider turtle. Native to Northern California ponds and streams. Its egg laying season and she must have ventured off to lay her eggs and then got lost. She's a LONG way from a pond of any sort so she got pretty darn lost I would say.
We'll go release her into the Cameron Park Lake this evening where she'll be the happiest. I wish I knew where she laid those little turtle eggs.