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Archive for June 2nd, 2018

Tiny Turtle Teleportation: Rail Trail

This little critter was chugging across the Dutchess Rail Trail near the ponds north of Page Industrial Park, so I stopped to lend a hand:

Tiny Turtle Dorsal - Rail Trail - 2018-05-23

Tiny Turtle Dorsal – Rail Trail – 2018-05-23

The plastron looked like a brightly colored jewel:

Tiny Turtle Ventral - Rail Trail - 2018-05-23

Tiny Turtle Ventral – Rail Trail – 2018-05-23

Perhaps plastrons start out with all the pigment they’ll ever have, then fade from bright orange to yellow-brown as they spread out.

If you’re not paying attention, you’d think “pebble” or “dog turd”. Neither of which you should ride over, of course, but … teleporting a tiny turtle to the drainage ditch on the far side seemed to increase the world’s net happiness.

The pix are tight crops from the AS30V’s 170° FOV images, which means they’re way grittier than you’d expect from a “full HD” image.

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