tags: NYC Life, Central Park turtles, turtle yoga, Image of the Day
Central Park turtles show cruisers how it’s done.
Image: Bob Levy, author of Club George. [Wallpaper size]
The turtle lives ‘twixt plated decks
Which practically conceal its sex.
I think it clever of the turtle
In such a fix to be so fertile.
I guess every picture before has just been slow-motion foreplay of some kind.
These turtles are not engaging sexual activity. Courtship for this species (Trachemys scripta) occurs underwater. What you see here is one turtle merely climibing over the back of another turtle, proabbly in order to take advantage of a basking site. It is common to find turtles stacked on top of each other in this way, especially when basking sites are at a premium or when overcrowding is evident (both common characteristics of urban turtle ponds).
Now that Jim’s put a kybosh on the x-rated title perhaps it should have the tamer heading of ‘A word in your shell-like’…
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