Not always peaceful on the pond

Freshwater Turtle with Dragonfly

I saw this young turtle enjoying the midday sun today, peacefully basking on a log while a dragonfly  flew around it.  The dragonfly was perching  (it is just visible on the log behind the turtle) and then flying off for another short circuit before landing once again. I noticed the turtle moving its head around and then suddenly ……………………

the water seemed a much safer place to be.

The Splash

2 responses to “Not always peaceful on the pond

  1. Cute story.
    Did the Turtle try to catch the Dragonfly, I wonder?
    Denis

  2. I don’t think so Denis – but I may be guilty of anthropomorphizing!

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