Friday, May 13, 2011


     Yesterday I was driving by Fish Lake when I almost hit a descent sized snapping turtle.  I pulled over to the side of the road, grabbed a big stick out of the ditch, and proceeded to assist the turtle off of the road.  He or she took several snaps at my stick breaking the end off each time.  It wasn't to happy being moved from it's warm location.   I finally got it moved over to the ditch where I was able  to take a picture or two.  i grabbed it by the tail and place a hand under its shell, then I was able to walk it back into the woods toward the lake.
     I received several funny looks from the cars passing by, so of you were one of them, Yes that really was a snapping turtle being carried.  It must have been a funny sight.



  1. How does that live through a Minnesota winter!?

  2. Cute...a man and his turtle...