Thursday, September 25, 2014

Lettuce and Avocado

One morning in July when Nana was visiting us, she and Andrew were playing outside in the backyard when they made a discovery. A box turtle had taken up residence in our backyard! It's possible that he had always been there and we just had never seen him. But as we've learned over the last few months, he is a very outgoing turtle so I think he somehow just wandered into our yard and decided to stay!

Jackson named him "Lettuce" since that's one of the foods he likes to eat. Almost daily, we put little bits of produce out on the patio for him, and early in the morning or around dusk, he will make his way across the yard to eat his treats. He seems to be a fan of strawberry tops, squishy grapes, and especially avocado.

Andrew was a little weirded out by him at first, but has warmed up and now asks "See Lettuce?" every night while we are eating our dinner. Jackson has been pretty impressed with him all along.


And then one day a few weeks ago, we were driving home when we saw a turtle that looked like Lettuce trying to cross a busy road. We turned around and rescued it before it became a speed bump. So now we have two turtles! Jackson named the new one Avocado. =)

They are perfect "pets". We enjoy watching them and giving them treats but, most importantly, they take care of themselves!

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