Friend or Foe?

This morning I went out to check on the garden, as I often do, and found that I was not the only one checking things out. I was joined be this little fella...

Cute little guy, to be sure. But then I wondered, is he really here just to bask in the beauty of the garden I have planted, or is he here for something more sinister? Does he intend to help himself to my home grown ground level salad bar? I don't know. Thankfully, most of the garden is in raised beds, and I seriously doubt turtles can scale vertical walls (can they?). But the zucchini and cucumber vines have long since outgrown the garden beds and are sprawling across the yard.

I picked another zucchini to keep the turtle from eating it. But I thought I should look into the matter. Are garden turtles friends or foes? Does anybody know?


The Balls said…
i asked clint & he said that box turtles eat mostly insects and worms - so it should be helping your garden for the most part.
Ted the Turtle said…
emily said…
my mom is a mad master gardener and she say that turtles will eat tomatoes that are lying close the ground.

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