A couple of days ago one swam over to our side and climbed out on the bank. There still wasn't a yardstick, but eight feet would be a good estimate. Here is the sequence:
There are a couple of things to notice. In the fourth picture I caught him walking. It's the first such picture I have taken. They usually are immobile for hours at a time soaking the heat from the sun into their cold-blooded bodies. And, look closely at the last picture, Doesn't his (her?) belly look like it contains a recent large meal?
On the health front, I have changed my PT from orthopedic to mostly balance issues. These gals are real specialists, and they're good. Durelle will be getting a second shot (epidural?, nerve block?) next Thursday. It seems to help.