Come meet Mr. Whiskers (the rabbit) and Myrtle (the turtle). This is the 'race', Rainbow Creek Style. In real life (as opposed to fables), the rabbit and the turtle do not interact and likely do not cross paths! Mr. Whiskers and I cross paths just about every morning at dawn. He does not fear me. We are going across the road to the same place: Billy's Garden. I am going to see a tree-free sunrise. The bunny is going to nibble in Billy's Garden! (Do not tell Billy). The turtle I came across at the back door of Kates Cabin. She has come from the creek to lay her eggs under the Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Bush. Then she will go back to the creek. There is so much life happening here everyday on my one acre that I can not even see it all. So many things happen that nobody knows about. Throw away your couch and TV-then go see what you can really see in real life! Enjoy your photostudy from Rainbow Creek.
(Entrance to Billy's Garden!)
Diet and nesting habits 
|Swamp rabbit range|
The Tortoise and the Hare
The Tortoise and the Hare is one of Aesop's Fables and is numbered 226 in the Perry Index.The account of a race between unequal partners has attracted conflicting interpretations. It is itself a variant of a common folktale theme in which ingenuity and trickery (rather than doggedness) are employed to overcome a stronger opponent.
Illustrations of the fable 
Western pond turtle
|Western pond turtle|
|Genus:||Actinemys or Emys|
|Actinemys marmorata or Emys marmorata|
(Baird and Girard, 1852)
Ecology and behavior 
The Sunrise over Billy's Garden
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time!
Love to All for a Happy Summer!
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