Thursday, April 22, 2021

Blogging from A to Z April Challenge: S is for Snapping Turtle

 Today's letter is S and instead of going with a snake for my reptile which would be easy I am going with the Snapping Turtle.


All pictures in the post by me. A bigger one below..


Snapping turtles eat plants too! They are scavengers and hunters as well. 

We are coming to the home stretch of the challenge and I have shared crocodiles, lizards, snakes and turtles. I have a few ore so stay tuned!






7 comments:

Birgit said...

I have seen my fair share of these guys. Once, I saw one crossing our lawn and I took a branch and placed it in front of his nose, he snapped that twig like I eat a sandwich! He was go8ng to cross the highway so when he got to the road, I picked him up and brought him across. He was just trying to get to my fingers. You took a couple more great pics.

Lisa said...

I've never seen one, too far west for them to live. I hear they are impressive snappers, and Birgit confirms that!

Deborah Weber said...

Great photos. I'm happy to never have been snapped at by one. :-)

Gail M Baugniet - Author said...

Turtles are so cool. Decades ago I rode a giant turtle in South Dakota, and had an opportunity to watch green sea turtles on Punaluu Black Sand Beach on the Big Island, but would definitely stay away from a snapping turtle.
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bellybytes said...

Never seen these reptiles before as I'm not too much of a fan of these creatures

Cathy Kennedy said...

Mike,

My parents' neighbor when I was a little girl would go fishing at night frequently. It seems he caught a lot of catfish but one night he got a snapping turtle and I got a chance to see that critter first hand. It was rather big and kind of vicious. I was too afraid to get very close which was probably a smart thing.

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Anstice Brown said...

I don't think I've ever seen a snapping turtle but they look cute.