Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Moby's Big Adventure

Many of you may recall Moby, Farm Buddy's painted turtle who, after much debate, we determined to be Mr. Moby.  Well, FB has agonized for many years now whether to release Moby back out into the world.  We were never sure if he would be able to survive on his own, but after hearing about all of the painted turtles who have taken up residence in my pond and who are so obviously thriving, she has decided to turn him loose here.

The turtles are doing so well in fact that it has become standing-room-only on the straw bale they use to sun themselves....

They are not easy to photograph as they are shy and dive into the water as soon as they see me, but I have actually seen them sitting stacked up in a pile.  To alleviate the congestion, I put a board out for them to climb on...

Obviously, life is good for painted turtles in my sheltered pond.  What better place for Moby to go out and join the world...

We showed him around...

and set him loose to make his way in the world.  He took one look around and disappeared into the depths.

I have seen a Moby-sized turtle sunning on the plank several times in the past couple of days.  hopefully he is enjoying himself and finding plenty to eat.  Good luck Moby.


  1. Oh my gosh, Kris... I love this whole story... good for you and Farm Buddy!

  2. That is awesome. We see painted turtle often by the Mississippi and get to see their nests!

  3. Good luck, Moby!