The other day I ran across a painted turtle on the path; I now see someone smashed it flat as a pancake. What a shame as there is only allowed vehicles in the NWR. The trail today had two snapping turtles busily making their nests to lay eggs. I guess they are not that smart for their chosen spots are where the vehicles travel. I imagine it’s the sand that peaks their interest to start digging.
Coming up on these large creatures, compared to the painted turtle, they reminded me of the time we were running down in the Everglades in
Training: AM – NWR 7.5M, 59:41, 7:59 Pace, 139 HR, 60s, sunny, humid, feel a slight sensation on the right shin and lower back.