A rare capture of a Water Ostrich striking its signature pose.

Rend Lake is a man-made lake/reservoir about a half hour from where we live. On occasion, when Melisa has something going on nearby, I take the opportunity to drive around the lake and hit most of the boat ramps and day-use areas. Sometimes, I take photos.

Oh, wait . . . not a Water Ostrich. It’s a Great Blue Heron messing with me.

OK, so those weren’t the first photos I snapped. This Eastern Box Turtle takes the honors.