Way to spend a lazy spring afternoon:
An Indian Flapshell Turtle basking in the sun, that I photographed in Sri Lanka. (Why are South Asian animals often named ‘Indian’?)
Anyway, I found this photo while looking to help my sister who is in third grade and doing an assignment on animals and their habitats.
Interesting fact about turtles I learned today; they eat fish and frogs! I thought they are only plant-eaters. That makes a lesson in science for me too. I usually learn a lot through my pre-post research, deepening my interest in wildlife every time…
And a fact I knew from when I was little; humans hunt these turtles for meat. I can’t blame the turtle for disappearing the moment that it sensed me.