Yesterday, Pea #1 came running in the house yelling, “A Turtle, A Turtle!” I was expecting a huge turtle, which we see often around here. This one was a cute little thing.
She named it Bob.
Kingdom: Animalia, Phylum: Chordata, Class: Reptilia, Order: Testudines, Family: Emydidae, Genus: Pseudemys, Species: P. floridana
Most Common turtle in Florida. 🙂 Now that the girls are older, every living creature they find is called Bob. I don’t know why. When The Violinist was younger, she had a stuffed turtle. It was called Turtle for a while. Then she started to shorten names and Turtle became Turd. Yes, I said Turd on the internet. This name came up again last night. Bob became Turd. So, while at dinner yesterday the conversations went like this:
“What did you do with Turd?” “Turd is gone now.” “Did you fling Turd over the fence?” “No, Turd was let go through the fence and he crawled away.” “The dogs will not eat Turd now.” Yes, the word Turd was said at the dinner table. I have a weird family. They don’t get this from me.
Now for something completely different.
I am going to show my students how to kill an insect tomorrow.
This fellow is going to die tomorrow, while you read this post.
Kingdom: Aminalia, Phylum: Arthropoda, Class: Insecta, Order: Orthoptera, Family: Romaleidae Gensus: romalea, Species: R. guttata