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Offline Ken.

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A Visitor with a very Snappy Attitude!
« on: August 19, 2015, 11:29:50 AM »
We have a visitor with a very Snappy Attitude!

While doing some work in our garage I noticed some movement in our parking area, so I investigated and it turns out that our visitor is a Chelydra serpentina, also know as a Snapping Turtle. This little guy lived up to his name very well because while standing close to him he followed my foot around, trying to give me a little nip!  :o

I loaded him up in the wheelbarrow and took him out back, near the small stream on the back side of our property, hopefully he likes it there. When loading him up I used a shovel, didn't want to pick him up with my hands of course... he was biting the crap out of the shovel.

In the parking area:

Out back, headed for the stream:

" If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough." - Mario Andretti  ^-^

Offline G6Cad

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Re: A Visitor with a very Snappy Attitude!
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2015, 11:23:47 PM »
hahaha, so qute :D
Here in Seden, we have blackants, and killer snails that puts terror in our homes and gardens. Impossible to get rid of too

Offline Freddy

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Re: A Visitor with a very Snappy Attitude!
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2015, 07:35:56 AM »
We had a snapper turtle at a place where I once worked - it was the most hostile and unfriendly animal I have ever met.  ;D

Offline lurkalot

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Re: A Visitor with a very Snappy Attitude!
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2015, 12:22:54 PM »
Kind of glad we don't have these little critters wandering around here tbh.  :o

Offline IchBin™

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Re: A Visitor with a very Snappy Attitude!
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2015, 03:37:14 PM »
We have what is called the Desert Tortoise here. I think it's still on the endangered species list. There have been job sites (one that I worked on many years ago) that were shutdown because they didn't want to disturb them...

I've seen one snapping turtle in my life when I was in Illinois. Definitely not something I wanted my fingers near. lol