As I pulled into my driveway last night, I spotted this little guy crawling along, headed toward the shrubs.  There was quite a bit of distance between him and the car as I drove past and parked in the garage, but naturally he pulled himself into his shell as I drove past him.

I grabbed my camera and approached him slowly while my daughter ran inside to get him a cherry tomato and piece of lettuce.  We placed the food offerings near him and sat quietly at what we hoped was enough of a distance for him to come out of his shell.  Mostly he played peek-a-boo, alternating between peeking out at us from completely within his shell and popping his head out about as far as you see below.  As the girls and I got busy chatting about something else while we sat and waited, he saw his big break and high-tailed it the 20 feet to the shrubs, leaving his dinner behind…

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  1. Very very cool shot. Lucky you!

  2. Love the photo and the story!

  3. Great shot. He’s really so sweet looking!

    • Thanks! He was very sweet. And brave to turn and scramble away so fast when he saw the opportunity!

  4. Awwww what a little cutie!!! I love him!!! Too bad he didn’t stick around for his free meal lol

  5. cool shot, how cute can he be 😀

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Shutterbug Sage began as a 365 photo project.


Animals, Nature, Photography


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