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Re: Crazy season

Not uncommon to see sliders sunning themselves on warm winter days.   That is 
common for them to be active during warm periods.  I have several  in my 
garden ponds.  We had a few days of "winter" a couple weeks ago, no  turtles were 
around, they stayed deep in the ponds where the water was still  warm.....as 
soon as the temps went back into the 70's they were out and have  been very 
active since then.  I was netting leaves out of the pond  today and was 
surrounded by hungry little turtles begging for food.   They will feel it when temps 
start to get low and will go to deeper waters  again.  My boxies on the other 
hand have been hibernating, buried under  piles of leaf and mulch debris, since 
the cold front hit.   Probably won't see them until spring.  
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast
In a message dated 12/18/2006 11:02:50 AM Central Standard Time,  
gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:

The  other day I saw a turtle (slider not box) trying to cross the 
ighway   -- probably looking for a mate four months early.  I'm afraid some 
of  our little babies, who normally hibernate, will freeze to death when  
winter finally comes.  And, Auralie, I don't suffer from seasonal  affective 
disorder, and I find this unseasonable weather depressing,  too.

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