Every shot in this series is in situ - I tend to leave these beasties alone!
A few of these turtles were notched, part of someones research study. Another good reason to leave them as you see them and move on down the river quietly!
I have a few days off next week I might try to hit one of my nemesis rivers again. It is sorta close to home, and I have now paddled it twice without seeing any turtles or any species. Historically, woods should be present. Unfortunately, I usually hit the river under poor conditions and don't give it a chance to work out. Seems like this year will be no different.