...so how could I pass up not grabbing her by it! More behind the cover.
Caught this gal yesterday; she was out of the water probably looking for a place to lay her eggs. Snapping turtles, under normal circumstances, don't completely leave the water for much else than that. Besides that, I am pretty sure this was a female judging by her appearance and because it is the right season for nesting. I was considering taking her back to Brendan's place and having a nice snapping turtle soup but relented and let her go into the river to live another day. Hopefully she will lay plenty of eggs and at least a few of the hatchlings will not wind up being crow, opossum, skunk, raccoon, fish, larger snapping turtle or redneck food.
All the best,