A couple weeks ago, as I was walking near the same pond, I found a mother goose sitting on her nest. I decided to see if she was still there or if the goslings had hatched yet.
Well, she was still there, but what caught my attention was a snapping turtle!
I saw something splashing and thought I saw a turtle head. I sent the dogs home and decided to see if I could get closer.
I got closer all right! At one point, the turtle swam about two feet from where I was standing on a clump of grass...with bare feet!!
I was excited to get that close....I don't think he(she) knew I was there. I got a video of it and lots of pictures.
I think there was another one about twenty feet away in deeper water, but I couldn't get a good look.
It's always exciting to get close to a wild animal like that.