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Tortuga Update

15 Jan

Tortugas love rain and we had more than I had ever seen before fall on the streets of San Miguel yesterday.  If you can imagine more rain falling in a 6 hour period than I have seen in Alberta in the last couple years then you are close to experiencing a rainy day here.  Our yard quickly filled with water in the low areas and the turtles soon came out to play.  Since it had been so dry here prior to SaturdayI had already rigged up a garden hose in a shallow flat dish for them to use.  I turned that on while they were out and presto; a full on turtle water park! They were running in the rain and swimming around in the dish and puddles, I.  They would drink from the hose and  clean their faces and necks in the water with their front legs.  The tortuga count has now increased!  We have now confirmed six adult turtles as well as more than 7 (uncountable) babies and a couple fresh turtle eggs. The rain cleared up overnight so this morning we chopped them up some fresh papaya and Wanita and Liz fed them a dish full. Here are the turtle pictures!