Turtle Play or War in Cottonwood Creek
What looks like a shell game may be a battle to death.
by Bob Kerstetter
Maybe these turtles fight to the death. But to us it looks like a shell game.
This combat—for life or play—takes place in Cottonwood Creek, Richardson, Texas—a Dallas suburb.
A moss plated turtles closes in a larger friend. The game begins before we arrived.
The larger turtle circles hard to the right. The mossy turtle paddles hard to stay in the game.
The turtles face off, slowly circling each other.
Two other turtles head toward the game. It looks like hardshell fun.