Duckweed  
Frog in Duckweed

Here's a frog surrounded by the small green oval duckweed leaves:

There are several species of Duckweed in Southeast Florida. A couple of them are stuck on the Snowy Egret feet below. I really should have used duck feet there, shouldn't I?

 You can scroll down a bit more to see the bird these feet are attached to.

Snowy Egret standing in duckweed covered water:
Duckweed covered Snowy Egret Feet
Here's an interesting bit of goo in the water. First let me show you the whole picture, and then I'll crop a little spot so you can see everything my camera saw.
Duckweed
Duckweed is only a small part of what is going on in the water here. It looks absolutely wild with the bubbles and filaments, like something out of a great sci-fi movie.
Snowy Egret
I'd get a little closer to get better duckweed pictures if the eyes peering up through it only belonged to creatures as harmless as the frog above and this soft shelled turtle.
Duckweed and pond goo
Look down at this next picture though, and see if you can see more than those tiny fish:
Soft-shelled turtle in Duckweed
Duckweed, bubbles and pond goo
Perhaps if we pull back and look at the whole picture it will help. Here's a hint - the eye is closed.
That gator was sleeping, but here's another alligator covered in duckweed:
Duckweed, fish, and ?
Duckweed covered alligator
Duckweed
Duckweed covered alligator
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