Saturday, June 5, 2021

Snapping Turtles Can Live To Be 100!

I was looking for birds, not snapping turtles but this one blocked my path.

 I've heard a couple of stories about snapping turtles, both from my father. He told me as a kid he found a snapping turtle. When he tried to pick it up, the turtle bit his finger and wouldn't let go. I'm not going to go into the rest of the details of the story but it didn't end well. When he was older he was fishing in a pond and stepped on what he thought was a big rock, and then the rock started moving. It was a very large snapping turtle.They say snapping turtles can live to be 100 years old and can grow to be very large. One from the wild weighed in at 75 pounds!


Val Ewing said...

I recall my cousin getting bit by a snapping turtle when he tossed it in the canoe we were in. I just know there was a lot of hollering and panic.
I learned not to mess with them.
Cool shots of this huge beast!

Larry said...

Thanks. Not exactly pretty but hard to ignore.