The artist must have seen this live!

frog on turtle

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…

turtle painted chin

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.

Turtle painted

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.