Flora and Fauna, April 2016 - Redwoodtwig

Brandon Smith (Redwoodtwig)

Snapping turtle

Snapping turtle

this is a resident I rarely see, but do keep in mind. He, or she, came wandering down the path between the south yard and kitchen garden areas. The new dog had a good time barking at it, but as a puppy, perhaps I should have let him leatn the hard way about how fierce this things can be and how strong their jaws are. Unfortunately that would probably mean killing the turtle. So I chained the dog, waited a few hours and the turtle had gone off to whereever he was going. Probably the same one we came across a few days previously up the the lagoon.

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