Tuesday, May 25, 2010

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.


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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