Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Random pictures taken yesterday
Because the grass was too wet for walking here at home, Cliff and I went to the local park for our exercise and encountered this fellow on the track. He was about a foot long. As snapping turtles go, he wasn't very aggressive; Cliff tried to get him to snap at his pliers, and he only made one weak attempt at biting them.
As we were getting ready to leave the park, the fellow who does the mowing and upkeep there, who was born and raised in this area, told us he had never seen the water get as deep over the road, for as great a distance, as it was yesterday morning.
All this area as far as the distant tree line (which marks where the Missouri River usually flows) is an area where I usually ride my horse. You can see the water is on the railroad tracks here.
No danger of a train coming along at this railroad crossing for awhile.
At my other horseback riding road, these Odessa Environmental guys were at waters edge with boats. I have no idea what they were up to.
This neighbor was picking up night crawlers on the flooded highway.