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Table for Three

Posted by
Daryl Johnson (Worcester Park, United Kingdom) on 19 August 2007 in Animal & Insect.

Sorry, bit of a gruesome one, but I'd never seen turtles eating like this before.

View from the bridge near where I live. Six turtles eventually turned up for lunch, but this was about the best shot I got. It was really low tide in the river as you can possibly tell. Look at all the moss growing on the turtles' backs!

I apologise in advance if I'm tardy with commenting on your blogs or returning comments during the week... I will get to you though!

Rags from Plano, United States

I hope they tipped their waiter after having eaten that lovely meal! I really liked your image. It was educational. I did not know that turtles ate fish. I thought that they were vegetarians.

19 Aug 2007 6:40am

@Rags: Thanks Rags. I never really knew what turtles ate either.

pedro alexandre from loures, Portugal

a grilled salmon would be better, but this is nice too.

19 Aug 2007 10:14am

@pedro alexandre: Cheers pedro!

Carson from Portland, United States

Well, everybody's somebody's lunch, right? Nice capture...:)

19 Aug 2007 5:44pm

@Carson: Thanks Carson!

Persian King from Fort Worth, TX, United States

Nice and one of a kind shot.

19 Aug 2007 8:22pm

@Persian King: Thanks Persian King!

Scene by Sharon from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

I had no idea that turtles ate meat ... I also had no idea that moss would grow on their backs - such an educational photo!

19 Aug 2007 8:38pm

@Scene by Sharon: Thank you Sharon!

Saed from Mashhad, Iran

Very nice!

20 Aug 2007 4:48am

@Saed: Cheers Saed!

Lightwalker from Budapest, Hungary

A good one. Must be pretty difficult to eat in water without grabbing and holding the food. ;-)

28 Aug 2007 10:43pm

@Lightwalker: Yes... this was at low tide and the water was very shallow, not much current. Maybe that's why they could do this.

Twelvebit from Victoria, United States

I've never seen turtles eating like this either. On the other hand, I can't remember the last turtle I saw in the water --every turtle I see is trying to cross a highway.

29 Aug 2007 2:13pm

@Twelvebit: These guys are everywhere in rivers in Japan.

alla from Toronto, Canada

having a feast! nice capture!

30 Aug 2007 2:59pm

@alla: Thanks alla!

tokyo-drifter from Tokyo, Japan

Brutal.

1 Sep 2007 5:25pm

@tokyo-drifter: It is a bit...