Toon gave me an idea in his comment about feeding the turtles bugs and insects. He mentioned Painted Turtles and I don't know what they are. These turtles are considered just common stock tank turtles and farmers and ranchers aren't fond of them. In fact some people are thinking I'm a little touched for feeding them. Have I ever let people's opinion stop me before? South Texas has lots of bugs and insects so now my neighbors will pobably see me crawling around on the ground searching for what, they will wonder. People have been saying one thing about the unusal cold we had, a lot of the bugs will be killed. Okay I'm convinced I'm a bug collector. The turtles have been really hungry last couple of days. Its been cloudy so they aren't sunning. The farm house renters told us they killed a blue snake. I'm thinking Blue Indigo. Aren't they a good snake? I've only seen one in my life and it was out near the cow pens swallowing a rattlesnake. I couldn't believe my eyes that a snake could swallow another snake almose as big as it was. It was having a hard time but it was half way through so it must have tasted good. Along about the same time we witnessed a cat charming a rattlesnake in the pens. Something I had always heard of but never seen and didn't know if it was true that a cat could do that. Now I'm a believer. The rattlesnake was coilded and the upper half was sticking straight up. The cat was circling the snake not taking its eyes off the snake. When we say what was going on John threw a fence post into the charming game and the snake slithered one way and the cat ran the other.