Miami Gardens, FL
PTI’s Senior Supervisor Chuck McNamee loves getting down to Southeast Florida with his crews because of the wildlife down there. “There’s this wildlife preserve down in that area, and those gopher turtles are all over the place!
“In that part of the country, the turtles are like squirrels are up here in the Northeast. I mean they are just all over the trail, foraging around.
“You can tell they’re sort of used to people. I put the camera right up near this guy’s face, and he never flinched, just kept on eating. Now usually, a turtle like this would pull back into his shell and protect himself. Not this guy.
“And this is all happening not out in some remote area, but right there in Miami-Dade County! What a world!”