Though Photo Fridays are generally wordless, and this photo is not very clear, I had to share with you this HUGE snapping turtle, gliding blissfully through the swamp. From extended neck to tail he must have ranged from four to five feet long.
A Daunting Palette Creature
Are dinosaurs back?! 🙂 Great pic…
Wow Elena, I had to do a double-take on this one. I thought our snappers were big, this guy is the King of Swamps!
He is a very big guy:)
wow! It is huge!
A huge turtle. I can see one the same, just the zoo.
Have a wonderful day, dear Elena and a new week with many blessings!
With much love, Stefania! 🙂
That thing is crazy big!
I had no idea they got that big! I think they are dangerous, huh? Wow.
Not so much dangerous. I just wouldn’t harass him any more than I did to get the pic:)
Elena Here I stare… damn read it is all explained below.. have a good weekend.
🙂 Thanks and enjoy your weekend as well.
I did… why is it so short… never mind all good things don’t last.
It took me a while to identify the turtle as a living creature. We don’t have anything of that size here!
He’s the biggest I’ve seen here too!
That look!!! 🙂
Happy weekend, Elena! 🙂
He wasn’t pleased with me:) Thanks Marina-great weekend to you too:)
Fabulous! The submarines of the great pond…
it’s huge ! He (she?) could snap off a tail of crocodile couldn’t he ?
Nice capture !
No crocs in this swamp, but I wouldn’t place my fingers anywhere near him. Thanks Yoshi!
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I LOVE turtles. Did you take this?
Me too:) Yes, I did.
Oh my goodness…I wouldn’t have guess what that was besides a large rock had you not mentioned it…lol Incredible.
Yup, that’s why I had to use words;) Thanks Allyson.
omg! I thought it was a stone too!
Kinda a cross between a rock and a dinosaur!
He’s giving you the stink eye!
He sure was:)
My goodness, I thought he was a rock at first!
Yes, quite rock-like:)
If you hadn’t said I wouldn’t have noticed, it looks camouflaged with its environment.
Absolutely. They move very slowing, and if you don’t catch the movement, you never see them. Thanks!
Oh my goodness Elena, he’s magnificent and I am guessing this is a rare sighting. Well done you.
I got really lucky:) Thanks Jane.
Wow, I thought that was a stone. Wonder how old that turtle would have to be to reach that size. That place is just teaming with life. No wonder you love it so.
I wish I knew how old he is. Yes, the swamp is full of surprises. Thanks Jill.
okay…yes..he is HUGE!!! Now I understand why some stories tell of how their backs are mistaken for stepping stones in a river 😛
Oh yes, the really do look just like rocks! Thanks Shree:)
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