borderline artistic

Today is Gamera’s first birthday! A year ago today on my way to work, I found this quarter sized hatchling snapping turtle, eggsack still attached to his tummy, and took him home. He rode all the way back in my cup holder, which was big enough then for him to happily sit in with room to move around a bit. A year later, he has grown to be about the size of a dinner roll, that barely fits in my hand. His favorite things are looking grumpy, eating food, and chasing his snail roomates. His least favorite thing is bathtime.

Being a snapping turtle, Gamera is not exactly cuddly, but he was patient enough with us to let us take a silly photo of him in a tiny birthday hat. He felt much better after we gave him a treat. 

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