The weather on Mother’s Day was excellent for spotting animals out and about in the Cleveland Metroparks. Here is a short video of a muskrat messing around in a pond. About 12 seconds into the video a painted turtle emerges from the water behind the muskrat. Another turtle can be seen shifting around in vegetation behind the muskrat. The video ends with the muskrat swimming away.
The next video starts with two painted turtles are hanging out on a log. They are soon joined by a third turtle which hauls itself out of the water near them. I can just image it saying “Sorry I’m late dudes!”