Wednesday, May 29, 2013

It's a Snapping Turtle. Yikes!

(Photo by Jackie Nelson)
We have a walk path along our creek and just by chance one day, I saw a shimmer in the water and realized it was more than just a ripple.  Seeing such a large turtle is rare so I called my neighbors and ran to get the camera.  After this photo was taken the turtle "dug in" the mud.  We left it alone and have not seen it since.  If you take the time to observe your surroundings, it is amazing how many of nature's little surprises are right in front of you to enjoy - you just need to take the time.
Talking about taking a look...check out the toenails on the back right foot.  Oucch!!!


You can hear my crazed thrill over finding a turtle - it's the little things in life, you know?  This may all be boring to you but frankly, I'd rather spend time filming this turtle than with some people I know.  Are you with me on this?  You miss so much when you don't take the time to "just be".



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