Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The Imaginarium's Turtle

Imaginarium Science Discovery CenterAnchorage's Imaginarium Science Discovery Center has a snapping turtle that fascinates me. Whenever we visit there are several goldfish swimming around his tank--though always a few less fish when we leave.

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32 comments:

Linda said...

Oh my! That's the stuff that bad dreams is made of! Eeek!

Heffalump said...

Maybe the Goldfish are just the turtle's dinner. Wouldn't it be nice if our dinner were to just swim on by and we didn't have to spend so much time making it ourselves? Of course, I enjoy being in the kitchen, but there are days I could go for the snapping turtle meal plan.

chilihead said...

Just so you know...looking at that in bloglines was seriously disturbing. It was HUGE I tell you! HUGE! Biggest turtle nostrils ever.

We had a fish in an aquarium at our zoo that would follow your finger b/c it thought it was a worm. Not the brightest fish in the sea.

scribbit said...

Yea, I can imagine. It was supposed to scare you :)

my4kids said...

Scribbit thanks for showing that now I have another place to take the kids when we move there! They'd love it I'm sure. Also I would probably be mesmerized by that turtle myself.

Missy said...

Ah, now that turtle has some definite personality! Thanks for sharing.

Joyful Days said...

I love photos from places like that.

Sandy said...

That's a fascinating photo.

I feel the same way about a group of gorillas we like to visit at a small zoo in the Twin cities.

masgblog said...

positively ugly! (sorry mr turtle)

Le laquet said...

Love aquariams but the prism in my glasses does funny things to my eyes in front of the tanks (giant prisms) and I always leave with a headache!

Chris said...

What a face!

Grandparents Corner said...

OMgosh, now that is a close-up, would have given me a heart attack. Thanks for sharing! My WW post is up too.

Can I be added to your WW blogroll? I'm unsure how to do it or if you do this? Sorta newbie here as far as the mechanics go. ;)

so grateful to be Mormon! said...

hi michelle! awesome face shot of the little guy! it's like he's right up my nose when i look at your picture. way cool.

hey, what is the blogroll thingy? enlighten me? thanks!

happy day :)

An Ordinary Mom said...

He looks kind of feisty. Don't get too close :)!!

Rav`N said...

i've always found turtles and tortoises quite enigmatic and fascinating

Loralee Choate said...

Oh my hell.

That picture totally freaked me out. I'm all alone in the house and I actually JUMPED!!!!

Riana - Healthy said...

OMG! The turtle kinda scared me.

:D

jenn in holland said...

That IS a fascinating mug!
enjoy the day.

Chris said...

That's a mean looking critter!

Oh great, your word verification is a mile long :-(

Robin said...

What a cool picture!

MC Milker said...

Great photo!Going to the aquarium is one of our favorite activities.

crissybug said...

I can see how that can facinate you. That is one ugly turtle! How did you get so close!? This picture definately woke me up this morning!

Lene said...

What an amazing picture!! I know my son would love to see this!

Comedy + said...

It scared me at first. Wasn't expecting a close-up. Does look fascinating though.

Damselfly said...

What a scary-looking dude. We have four turtles, and I'm sure none of them would like to meet this guy in a dark corner of the tank....

This Eclectic Life said...

That turtle looks like he knows something we don't know. What could it be? Other than where the goldfish went.

Kim Priestap said...

A face only a mother could love. My WW is up. Please stop by.

Denise Patrick said...

Only a face a mother could love!! Nice pic.

Kuanyin said...

Great close-up of an old soul! :-)

Michelle said...

Would you look who's looking at you kid!
Happy WW!

Stephanie said...

Pucker up for a kiss.
Great shot Michelle!

sara - The Estrogen Files said...

Cool and groatty at the same time! What a face.