Weekly Photo Challenge: Oops!

OOPS!’

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Meet Terry Turtle, a fine young fella

He’s looking for some friends

It’s not long before some turn up

And round and round they wend……

IMG_2024But Terry has his eye upon one lass in particular

He likes her shell and fine back feet

And wants her perpendicular!

What happens next I won’t describe

It might be impolite

But what Genevieve the Guinea fowl sees…..

It gives her quite a fright…..

"Oh my goodness gracious me You simply won't believe it Avert your eyes birds fair and fowl You just could not conceive it!!"

“Oh my goodness gracious me
You simply won’t believe it
Avert your eyes birds fair and fowl
You just could not conceive it!!”

 

Peter Peacock heard her squawks and turned his head to the right

And what he saw down in the pool was really quite a sight!

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Peter shouted over to his mate who was sitting on a pole

Paul

Paul

Paul took advice and turned away

To ponder population control!

Another peacock with an eye for some fun

Ran over towards the pond

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But what he saw made him flee to his perch With buried head he would not respond!

But what he saw made him flee to his perch
With buried head he would not respond!

And all the birds both fair and fowl

They took on Gen’s advice

They cast their eyes down to the floor

And thought of all things nice!

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(Did you ever see this view of a peacock?)

(Did you ever see this view of a peacock?)

Warren Woodchuck Woodchuck Duck (Had to say that twice for the rhyme)

Said he’d brave the water

But when he got there he surely saw Some things he should'na oughter

But when he got there he surely saw
Some things he should’na oughter

 

Oh Terry Turtle you saucy beast You've had your wicked way And now you're hitching a ride back home I don't know what to say!

Oh Terry Turtle you saucy beast
You’ve had your wicked way
And now you’re hitching a ride back home
I don’t know what to say!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Quick update…I have just realised (told by my dearly beloved) that Terry is a terrapin!!!

Ah well!

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No Dalyan around now!!

So, there we were in Turkey, having a lovely holiday….when we found ourselves in Dalyan famed for the loggerhead turtles there. (Oh and by the way…ok…we didn’t just find ourselves there, we planned it…..I just didn’t want to appear unspontaneous….OK?!)

Anyway, to start off, here’s the beach where the turtle refuge is…..

Fairly beautiful eh?

Fairly beautiful eh?

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Anyway, we went on a boat trip which was fairly chilly as even though it was sunny there was one whipping wind going on down there! After a little while we sort of docked next to a crab boat (which OBVIOUSLY is a boat that fishes for crabs rather than anything else you may be imagining!). Then they dangled a poor and rather dead crab over the side on a string in the hope of luring a turtle for a tasty bite o’ crab. Now I thought, and I quote….”Nah…I bet we won’t see one Hrmpffff!”

Happy day, caloo calay…I was wrong!

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"Crikey, that crab moves fast!" thought Tarantino Turtle as he raced to the surface!

“Crikey, that crab moves fast!” thought Tarantino Turtle as he raced to the surface!

"Where'd he go?"

“Where’d he go?” wondered Tarantino.

Fortunately Tarantino was persistent….

"Right, this time!" decided Tarantino!

“Right, this time I’ll get him!” decided Tarantino!

"Wow...a crab that can leap out of the water! thought Tarantino not remembering that this happened to him every day in the same spot of the river!

“Wow…a crab that can leap out of the water!” thought Tarantino not remembering that this happened to him every day in the same spot of the river!

"The cheek of that damned crab-how dare he jump on my head!" said Tarantino is a rather irritated yet hungry way!

“The cheek of that damned crab-how dare he jump on my head!” said Tarantino is a rather irritated yet hungry way!

 

Finally he got the crab and was allowed to eat it….

"Mmmm mmm mmm, crunchy on the outside, soft and sweet on the inside...just how I like 'em!' Tarantino murmured happily, even though he knew it was rude to talk with his mouth full!

“Mmmm mmm mmm, crunchy on the outside, soft and sweet on the inside…just how I like ’em!’ Tarantino murmured happily, even though he knew it was rude to talk with his mouth full!

Tarantino, even though now with a full belly....did Not forgive and did NOT forget......

Tarantino, even though now with a full belly….did NOT forgive and did NOT forget all that teasing with the crab by the fisherman……

As he swam off, Tarantino knew that that was one of the best raspberries he had ever blown!

As he swam off, Tarantino knew that that was one of the best raspberries he had ever blown!