When I went out to fill the bird feeder, I heard a bull frog croaking in the pond. First time in years.
After I filled the bird feeder and came back to distribute some fish pellets, a luncheon plate sized turtled scurried into the deep part under the lily pads. The tail was about five inches long.
The goldfish did not come after the pellets. Instead, the dinner-plate sized turtle showed up. I still cannot see the peaked nose of the snapper and, while the head is about the size of my fist, the neck is not particularly long. Tail is about 6 inches. I could not see any ridges on the shell either. The turtle scooped up pellets near the edge and eventually the goldfish emerged from the deep to get some as well.