I can’t believe anyone made this up! The artist must have seen it happen! Isn’t life wonderful? You never know what you’re going to see next. I have seen frogs piled on top of each other in vernal pools. But a frog on a turtle? Not yet! Thank you to the artist who created this carving hundreds of years ago!
In case you wondered what a painted turtle’s chin looks like, here’s a heads-up from one on 9/27/17, catching the rays on last warmest day of the season.
Photo of pair of painted turtles sunning on log securely stuck in hydrilla in Potomac River, south of DC. It’s a long shot, more than 100 yards, taken with iphone through scope. There is a second turtle behind first.