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Hi, while out for a short time this afternoon, I came across this unexpected sight!!!
 Now today is Feb 28... so what's this one doing out??
   I usually don't start seeing them till the end of March... Yesterday this part of the marsh still had a thin coating of ice on it! Today it's 59* so I guess this one wanted to take advantage of the warm conditions.
 I got a couple of pics,and will post 2 of them. Enjoy!
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AlicesPlace Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016
Its all happening too soon over here as well. :(
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natureguy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello, :wave:
 yeah it's been strange finding these out so early... the only thing I can figure is that with the mild winter,the frost didn't go that deep into the ground, so these critters can emerge early from the winter slumber.
  I do hope they have jackets..... we've been known to get 2 feet + of snow, even in April !
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natureguy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I really wasn't too concerned about the cold,but with them coming out so soon, what will they eat? way to early for the frogs and insects...those I haven't seen yet at all.
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AlicesPlace Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016
Ooo I hadn't thought of that. They eat vegetation tho? Any of that yet ?
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natureguy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
A few small green plant shoots.. not much else.
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AlicesPlace Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016
And none emerging yet ?
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natureguy Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
nope.
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February 28, 2016
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Feb 28, 2016, 1:54:39 PM
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