Not all our local wild life is native.
Just up the road, two residents,
presumed abandoned once fallen out of favour or grown too large for their tanks,
lively happily in the local nature reserve pond
blissfully unaware of the ecological havoc they are part of.
Two slider turtles, originally American imports,
now are sadly all too easily purchased on line or in specialist aquatic pet shops......
Any hoo, there appears to be a tolerant coexistence
between the fishermen, turtles, ducks and visitors.
They cause a talking point, visitors stop and chat and take photos.
All the while, these two bask on a bale of hay at the waters edge.
'Our turtles' are gaining wider fame, they have even been on the local news!
You can see their 32 seconds of stardom HERE