We had a different visitor in the backyard this week - Paco was the first to spot it as it walked by my office window:
A turtle! With an orange head - I've never seen one like this before.
I went outside with my camera, making Paco stay inside the house (he wasn't very happy about that). I zoomed in to get another picture, when suddenly, very stealth-like, Kip appeared:
The turtle opened his mouth - I wasn't sure if he would try and bite Kip or retreat into his shell, but I wasn't taking any chances with either of them. I grabbed Kip and put him into the house, then went back to taking more turtle pictures:
At this point, angry turtle would like for the paparazzi to go away...
Of course we couldn't leave him alone. Well, I could - I was keeping a healthy distance from that thing and letting my zoom lens do the work. But Jeff came home and wanted to move it:
This is where his head is - sealed up nice and tight!
Jeff put the turtle in a little grove of trees, and we let Paco out:
...and he licked it. Ewwww!
A few hours later the turtle was gone. And then Kip killed a lizard, I guess in retaliation for not getting to "play" with his reptilian cousin. Animals. They're such...animals!