Oct 13, 2018

The Cat And The Turtle

I found a dead turtle in the side of the road today, apparently the victim of sticking its neck out too far over the white line as a car drove past. I could see no damage at all to the outside of the turtle except for a tiny wound on the bottom of its neck where the neck meets the front of the shell. When I found it the kill was so fresh rigor mor´tis had not yet set in.

Here's another view.

As you can see in the last photo taken through my screen door my cat, Panther is very curious as to what the turtle is, where it came from, and what it plans to do.

Does anyone know how to preserve dead turtles so I can put him on display?