I've seen splashes in the lakes before and always thought they were probably fish jumping for flies but yesterday I found this very large Asiatic Softshell Turtle in the pasture and can only presume it was her splashing around in the water! She made a very 'speedy' retreat to the lake and so we have called her SHEL-BY (after the Ford Mustang sports car!) which we think is quite appropriate! I counted at least 8 baby turtles awaiting the return of their Mom in the shallows. Turtles are an omen of good tidings in Thailand so by the size of Shelby let's hope the prophecy comes true!
Natalie, our resident deer, even after all these years, is still very camera-shy so it is not often I can get a good snap of her. This is the best photo that I have taken of her for a long time so I couldn't help but to share it with you!
Our Natalie the Dearest of Deers!
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I tried to take a snap of all of our buffaloes but Brian would not come out of his mud-bath so her’s a good picture of Naak, on the left, and Nohn, his mother, on the right. Naak was just a baby a few months ago but look at him now! So very handsome and because of all the rain we have had and so much luscious grass on the farm all of the buffaloes look very fit and, I must say, rather chubby!