does anyone know anything about Snapping turtles?
Here is my delemma: I walked outside this morning and saw this huge THING walking across the field. I thought it looked like a turtle, and on very careful inspection, it was a Very large snapper. he just sat down and looked at me when I approched. I went back in the house, and about ten minutes later saw him heading back the way he came. I thought it unusual, because we are at least 3 or 4 miles from any ponds that I know of, and I have lived here 2 years, and hadn't seen any turtles at all. I decided to take a walk a little bit ago around the field, and found him by the woods under a bush. From what I have read, they hardly ever leave their ponds. Any clue on how long he can go outside water? it is very hot out today, and am worried about him. I am sure he is an old fellow, as big as he is. Any ideas would be very helpful. Thanks, Cindy