I brought home some poinsettia plants over Thanksgiving weekend to brighten up the house for holidays.
When I was watering them before placing them in the living room, I noticed these guys on the leaves. They were smaller than by pinky fingernail. I carefully removed them and put them outside on a bush, but not before grabbing my camera and taking pictures of them.
I was walking along the boardwalk at Lettuce Lake Park and look down and saw this limpkin family. The Mom was teaching the littlest one how to find the snails and get the food out.
After feeding the last one, Mom needed a break and she flew up to the boardwalk and stood next to me and stretched.
The 3 little babies kept busy by themselves while Mom rested on the boardwalk rail. They were busy preening and trying to find their own snails. Every once in a while they would look up to make sure Mom was still there. Eventually, someone came walking down the boardwalk so the Mom flew back down into the swamp and started to walk off with the 3 little ones behind her.