Thursday, September 2, 2010

Snapping Turtle

Zoe spotted this turtle making its way across our yard toward the pond. We grabbed the kids and camera and ran out to take a look. He took a few bites at me when I went to pick him up, and WOW, he is fast with that head and has quite a reach with his neck.

Grattitude ~ I am grateful to have such a variety of wildlife in our backyard. It is a great experience for our children to interact with!


David "Shinzen" Nelson said...

Cool...they are fast. We had one crossing the road by our house. The owners of Hunan's Chinese Restaurant now have a turtle soup special!

Vince & Steph Finnianous said...

Yay! That is so awesome to see a snapper again! I was wondering how the reptiles and amphibians populations are doing back in WI. Glad to see they still wander about to entertain small children.