Monday, July 30, 2012

Snapping turtle

This major-league sized snapping turtle was making its way across our back yard.

Its shell was still wet and muddy, and we assume it came from the big pond at the end of the pasture. 

It was making its way to the pond on the side of our property.

Suki investigated fairly closely (but not too close!) and then retreated to the shade to see what was going to happen.

I've never seen a big turtle raise up and walk away quite rapidly.  I was surprised how tall it was and how it moved. It slipped into the pond and disappeared.

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1 comment:

Pat Pauly said...

Would love to see video of this creature. But thanks for the siting.