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Herp day on the Kip trail

Posted by Erika Barthelmess,
North Country explorer from Canton, NY
April 27, 2017

Out with the dogs, encountered a lot of bullfrogs, green frogs, and others, but most jumped away before I could get a photo. This one sat staring at me. On the return, my eye caught sight of a turtle in the water, swimming hard upstream. I looked more closely and saw this painted turtle. After looking at it, I put it back and it returned to swimming; I noticed a second turtle in the same spot swimming when I returned this one, unharmed, to the water.