More About Turtles and Synchronicity

In a prime example of what Jung would term synchronicity, today I found a turtle wandering around the yard out here on Block Island:

Block Island turtle

Block Island turtle

It seems like this little guy missed out on the terrapin tarmac tryst at JFK this morning. But given that there are over 300 fresh water ponds on the island, he shouldn’t have too much trouble finding that special someone this mating season.



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  1. Rob

    That’s an eastern painted turtle, Chrysemys picta picta. It looks like a female, and I’d guess it was looking for a nesting site.

    I was on Block Island yesterday doing some work at a radio station transmitter site, and saw a turtle just like that one wandering around in the grass.

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