Friday, May 2, 2008

Spring Visitor

Well we have one of these come 'visit' every Spring, late April or early May.
Always only see just one, maybe others. Other years have had larger ones .
Big old snapping turtles. They just amble across the yard on back into field.

Lord just makes me shiver to think of that head lockin its jaws around my toe or ankle!! Ha!
They come up from one side of swap to go to either the pond or other part of swamp.
Yes we live on the swamp, Rattlesnake Swamp to be exact.
Now bet that brought some quivering pics to mind! Ha!!

We never bother a turtle of any kind. They do no harm and will not 'attack you' if you leave alone.
One this size has been around a lot of years.

I can never understand why folks will run over them on road ( we will pullover and 'help' smaller ones across)or want to kill them in yards!!!!
Very few folks eat turtle anymore and besides think that is another kind then this.
We all need to teach our young ones to be kinder to our planet's critters.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Luv hear'in from ya!!