Since buying the property I have been seeing large floaters in the water. Some are over two feet long! I had been told that they were snapping turtles, but I could never see them. Trying to get closer only caused the shadowy shapes to dive down deeper.
Do you see those scary dark spots in the water? Do you think they are snapping turtles?
Sunday afternoon I tried a different tactic. I walked very slowly, and cautiously to the pond. I stopped and waited several times for the shadows to resurface and then put my tripod up in the shade. Being in the shade masked me, but the awesome part was when the slanty light finally revealed the mystery.
I went hunting,
What did I see?
I saw a big Catfish
Looking at me!
So happy there are no snapping turtles to bite the feet of my geese!
Do you see *her?
*Her name is Miss Kitty and she is one of two kitties we inherited when we bought the Mountain Farmlet. The kitty boy is named Neville after this fellow!
Neville is even more camera-shy than Miss Kitty, but seems to be well fed. I will keep trying to get a photo of him and post it if I do. We are hoping that once we get moved up onto the mountain that they will be less skittish and come around more often.
PS: The young man down the road is being paid to keep them fed and watered in our absence, so never fear!