Two pix from the 7-22-15 Royal River “paddle plus pizza”
This group pic was taken a few yards upstream of the put-in, just above the Grand Trunk RR bridge.
Half an hour into our trip, we found a solitary snapping turtle enjoying the good life on a mid-stream mass of brush. Unlike most smaller turtles, he didn’t slide into the water as soon as we approached. Maybe he simply knew he was photogenic.