November 5, 2014

18 Baby Turtles and a Temple

Revisited my favorite tiny temple next to Yushima Tenjin.

 I was very happy to read that 18 baby turtles were born in late August. They are being kept separate for now, because their shells are still very soft.

 Unlike the last time I was here, the turtles were all quite small. So small in fact, I didn't even realize that there was a turtle crossing the bridge when I initially took this photo.

 The turtle on the left is not real, the one under the maple leaf on the right is.

This one was unmoving for so long, and his head was submerged in the water, I flagged down an old man nearby and asked his opinion. His response? "Turtles don't really move all that much. It's definitely alive."

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