I have never seen a common snapping turtle this big in the bushes near my house. I got several good shots of this snapping turtle which were the very first pictures of May this year.
This common snapping turtles can be found in ponds but not near anybody house. But if rains like it did last week, water turtles can be missed placed from the natural habitat to a new habitat.
Snapping turtles have a defense called snapping. You have to be extra cautious and careful when you are around these turtles.
I have held many box turtles and some small water turtles in the past. BUT not a snapping turtle since I don't want to get bitten by one.
I have to agree this was a very rare occasion to see this common snapping turtle near my house.
I hope everyone had a great Monday and Happy May 1st everyone !!