Post by breezygardener on Aug 1, 2020 15:44:30 GMT -5
That first turtle is a Common Map turtle. There must be a body of fresh water nearby, as they're water turtles, but females can wander quite a bit afar to lay eggs, & their breeding season does run till end of summer. I hope it found its way back to water when it was finished.
**My body is a temple - unfortunately it's a fixer-upper.**
Went fishing yesterday and found a toad living under one of the boats. He stayed in the same area all day. It must be his home. Then we noticed hundreds of tiny frogs, less than 1/2" long all along the mucky shore. Those things are quick. There was a giant spotted frog nearby in the water, probably a Leopard frog. We think the baby ones could also be Leopards. Plenty of bull frogs too, but those are harder to find. Snappers are plentiful as well as painted turtles. We rarely see a snapper out of the water, usually only see them when they come up for air.