Attack of the Ninja Turtles
I may have mentioned this before, but I’m not a “nature” person. I went camping once in my life. I was in a camper so it wasn’t exactly roughing it, but it was way more rustic than I wanted.
I lasted about 4 hours before I went out and found a hotel.
It was a crappy hotel but at least it was reasonably far from nature.
Don’t get the wrong idea. I can watch nature on TV, and I like to look at it when I’m driving by in my car.
You can clearly see nature in the background.
Back to the topic at hand, the Ninja Turtle of Death.
I live about 100 yards from a heavily traveled major highway. I’m in a development that is mostly asphalt. I am perfectly shielded from nature. Or so I thought. I was lulled into a complete sense of complacency when one day, and sitting right in my yard
Sorry, that is Sophie the diabetic cat. She can be mean, but she’s not part of nature.
Ok, here it is, the vicious wild animal that was lurking in my yard.
Notice the menacing glare
I ran inside and told the Crotchety Old Lady that we were under attack. Nature was at the doorstep. I feared for my life. No one is safe from turtle attacks.
I did some turtle attack research on the web, and found a lot of information on these bloodthirsty reptiles. Family pets can turn into a snack.
In December of 2007, in China, one particularly ferocious turtle dove from an 8 story building onto a car. I’m sure it’s intent was to cause mayhem and destruction in its bloodlust driven rage. Fortunately, no one was injured--that time.
It’s now the height of turtle season.
Be careful out there.
Coming soon: The murderous turkeys of Union County, NJ