02 October 2006

Throw food!

snappintrtl

I photographed this large snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) in the C&O Canal last June. It was floating next to the bank of the canal with its mouth open, probably hoping that one of the plump kids watching him would slip and fall into its jaws. Un/Fortunately, that didn't happen.

Once I was swimming cross turtle creek
Man them snappers all around my feet
Sure was hard swimming cross that thing
with both hands holding my ding-a-ling-a-ling

Chuck Berry, My Ding-A-Ling