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Friday, February 24, 2012

Prehistoric Creatures!

Have you ever heard of a giant ground sloth?

I hadn't either until I become obsessed with prehistoric animals when I was senior in college. I even have a book all about them. (I'll show you that some other time.) Imagine my excitement when I ran into this guy on my run yesterday:

I run in an area with marshes on one side and a river on the other. He was very muddy and had a good coating of leaves and dirt on his shell. It was a very warm day for February, so I'm guessing he was sunning himself on the concrete. I spoke very nicely to him while I was taking his picture, but I think he was still scared because he hid a little bit. I think he's a tortoise because his front legs aren't like paddles, or fins. He's a reptile for sure, and he certainly looks prehistoric!

Sooooo cool. I love reptiles because it's so easy to imagine what dinosaurs were like while in their presence.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh! Adorable! Look at that tail! Those claws! I bet he's (she's?) got quite a bite, too. So awesome!