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[This haiku is based on a true experience. Every spring we watched the snapping turtle in our ornamental pond crawl up the hill, pick up an apple, and carry it back to the pond, where we could see it bobbing up and down as he ate it. Our question was always, How did he know when the apples were ripe and falling to the ground? Could he hear the thump of them hitting the ground? Vibrations? --quite a mystery.]

spring apples falling snapping turtle crawls up hill a month worth of meals
written July 11, 2021

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Date: 7/12/2021 8:32:00 AM
Delightful and insightful Haiku. I loved the imagery of it. great one
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 7/12/2021 9:09:00 AM
Thanks so much, Lasaad.
Date: 7/11/2021 11:28:00 PM
Beautiful imagery.
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Date: 7/12/2021 9:09:00 AM
Thank you, Curie. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the poem.
Date: 7/11/2021 8:36:00 PM
Animals can have incredible sensory powers. Your haiku is intriguing and delightful, Milton. It sure must've been fun watching the turtle. But then, nature is constantly delighting. :D
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Date: 7/11/2021 9:07:00 PM
It was fun, Evelyn. Once I tried to get close enough to take a picture of him, but when he saw me he scurried hurriedly back to the pond, so the image of him was very small. He came to the tree once every year that we saw him.