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 Post subject: Evolutionary Tree
PostPosted: Apr 10 7:48 pm 
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Not certain where to put this photo.

When I was at Mill Lake in Abbotsford today, I looked around finding mostly the usual birds - Bushtits, Mallards, oodles of Coots, etc.

Then I noticed a log with 5 turtles on it. There were many people fishing in the lake using boats or casting from the shore. I guess the lake contains something the turtles like.

Then I saw the following scene. Clearly we have a floating evolutionary tree. The little turtle was at the starting point and had some orange on its cheek, holding its head high just like its evolutionary descendants (who apparently didn't consider it food).

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 Post subject: Re: Evolutionary Tree
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the birds look in perfect feather and the turtle wants to follow suite :) nice pic!


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 Post subject: Re: Evolutionary Tree
PostPosted: Apr 12 5:21 pm 
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That turtle would probably be far happier in its native range in the southern US. Why pet owners think it is ok to buy an animal and then dump it after a few months is beyond me. One more potentially invasive species screwing up local ecosystems.

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 Post subject: Re: Evolutionary Tree
PostPosted: Apr 12 5:37 pm 
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Ha, I bet the turtle is darn right happy the weather warmed up at least. Nice composition!

Just a heads up Guy that this isn't the invasive turtle rant thread and we'll leave it at that.

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