Maybe people have moved on to bigger ones
One of the very first pets I ever had that was really mine — Just mine. No one else’s. Mine, mine, mine — was a box turtle, the one with the red ears. At that time, in the 1960s, one could walk into any Five & Dime store (LIKE if you know what a Five & Dime store is…..lol) or pharmacy and find these little red-eared box turtles for sale. My wise old grandmother finally bought me one after months of me bugging her.
I went on a neighborhood walk this morning with the Pacific Photographic Society. We explored Hillcrest, one of the nation’s gayest gay neighborhoods. Obviously San Diego’s gayest gay neighborhood, with some estimates putting the gay population at two out of three families. It’s an eclectic neighborhood; you never know what you might find or see while walking or driving through. This morning, as we peered over the fence at some Halloween decorations, we also saw this:
The shadows are people taking pictures. I thought about cloning them out, but I think they add a little extra interest.
It’s been decades since I’ve seen those little turtles for sale in a store. Not even a pet store. Maybe people have moved on to bigger turtles?
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Posted on October 14, 2012, in Fauna, Mother & Father Nature, Photos, Picture of the Moment and tagged hillcrest san diego pictures, tortoise pictures, turtle pictures. Bookmark the permalink. 37 Comments.