I came across these large, and very voracious fish in a nearby pond. Clearly they were used to being fed and indeed while we were there some people came with a huge plastic bag filled with bread. The contents looked like leftovers from a restaurant. The fish descended on the bread. We, too, were feeding the fish and noticed a smallish turtle. We threw some bread in his/her (I don’t know how to tell the difference) direction but the fish were a lot quicker and he never got any. We continued our walk around the pond and suddenly noticed the turtle swimming in our direction. He/she had figured out the while the fish were distracted he might be able to get some food elsewhere. And sure enough he got quite a bit from us before some of the fish noticed and swam over. From this I conclude that while fish might be faster than turtles, turtles are smarter.

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