BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

SNAPPING TURTLE

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TurtleThe snapping turtle surfaced from the murky water as I stood on a viewing platform. I thought it was quite young given its size but with all the algae on its shell I’m not so sure. This small lake has three kinds of turtles, the snapper growing the largest. After a long winter of hibernation deep in the mud, we’ll see them again when the ice melts in spring.

12 thoughts on “SNAPPING TURTLE

  1. It has an interesting eye.

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  2. Nice Belinda! I like the green leaf, accents the turtle’s head!

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  3. A great specimen here! Well captured!

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  4. I suppose the algae helps it hide or blend in. My commercial lawn mowing job years ago had me along small ponds and cricks where the snappers would hiss and snap at me. Fun!

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  5. Momma told him to put his winter coat on before going out to play! 😊

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  6. That algae on its shell can’t be good for it. Is that normal?

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