Thursday, September 13, 2012

Baby Snapper

Baby Snapping Turtle, Tidewater Region, Virginia
found Labor Day Weekend, 2012

My son found a baby snapper in the erosion mesh in my backyard.  It was stuck.  So he freed it.  And then of course he wanted to keep it.  We talked about its care, its life in an aquarium vs outside and he agreed it might be happier if he let it go.  So he set it down in the woods that lead to the swamp, towards predators of course, but also towards food and the habitat the big snappers come out of at egg laying time.  Good luck little turtle!

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