This was an odd observation that took me a little while to figure out. Here’s how it went: I noticed a turtle shell bobbing up and dow periodically by the edge of our neighborhood creek. The bobbing was sometimes gentle and sometimes violent.
It was a strange sight. My first thought was that it was a deceased turtle, bloated and floating. I figured that there must be something underneath of it feeding on the carcass.
I moved closer for a better look, and that is when two turtle heads emerged from the water. Ah, the explanation! Turtles in love!
The pair submerged and continued their activities for a few more minutes. My last sight of the turtles was as the couple swam away together in to the deeper and darker water in the middle of the creek.