It's been cool again the last couple of days, but last week you'd have thought spring was well underway.
The honeybees (Apis mellifera) must have thought so too.
Except that when they were tricked into leaving the warm hive, there were no flowers. So they had to substitute... chicken feed?
I doubt that there's nectar in the layer ration pellets. But something must have attracted them. They seemed lethargic though. Torpid. I thought that the chickens, who in warmer months chase moths and flies all over the yard (to great comic effect), would make a quick meal of them. But they just ignored them.
Then out by the pond, I felt about as slow as the bees.
Why is the mud walking?
Finally it dawned on me that it was a snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina). Guess he realized it was too early to wake up.