Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Snapping Turtle




SNAPPING TURTLE

This morning's excitement was finding a snapping turtle trying to cross the road in our neighborhood. We stopped the car and and he was urged to the side of the road by a small group of neighbors. Phone calls were made and some local police drove by and loaded him into a plastic bin and drove him to the Occoquan River area to hopefully survive, without biting or snapping at and pets or children in our neighborhood. Of course, I had my camera out taking photos of all the events. He was about 20 inches long from his head to the end of his tail.

3 Comments:

Blogger Joyce said...

Great photos, Kris!

6:53 PM  
Blogger eileen said...

Wow, that looked like Ol Man Turtle. Glad he was safely taken away to a better environment, safer for people and for him.

8:09 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

wow, a turtle that big can really hurt you! Glad they were able to rescue him....

1:15 PM  

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