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We are known as PaWingers or just The Wingers by our Geocaching friends. When we found our first cache we had to come up with a name to log the find. We came up with this name simply because of residing in Pa. and because one of our many passions is cruising this beautiful country on our Honda Goldwing. Aside from geocaching we are passionate about most anything outdoors including hiking, kayaking, snowmobiling and biking. We are blessed beyond words with a wonderful son and daughter in law. We're also blessed with some terriffic family and friends. We consider ourselves very fortunate due to the fact that after being married over 40 years we still enjoy these things together.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Take a gander at Quicky and Poky.

Should it be Quicky and Poky or would the proper spelling be Quickie and Pokey?  Who really cares anyhow.  Just take a gander and you'll see I'm referring to a hare and a turtle.  Just recently we were pedaling our bikes along the Peninsula in Erie enjoying the beautiful trail when we came upon these two critters. 

The turtle is a big old snapper and if he clamped down on your fingers with those powerful jaws I'm pretty sure you would never make that mistake again.  There is really no mistaking a Snapping Turtle.  The tail is long and jagged and the claws are long and sharp.  Snappers aren't able to hide within their shells like a Painted Turtle can.  They have long flexible necks and if you think you would be safe by grabbing the shell midway you might get a nasty surprise.  The Snappers can reach around and latch on to you even if you are back as far as the hind legs.  At least this is what they claim so if you discover it to be true send me an e-mail.  Oh that's right, typing could be difficult with a missing finger.  Seriously though, this big fella had a shell as big as a hubcap.  She was most likely looking for a nice spot to lay her eggs when we came along so after "snapping" a few pictures we moved on down the road.

We hadn't pedaled more than a couple hundred feet when we came upon this little "bunny wabbit".  Just thought it was kind of funny that we ran into a turtle and a hare within a couple hundred feet of each other. The rabbit was just too cute and cooperative to not take a couple pics.

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