Southern Man

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Southern Man Rescues A Turtle

Southern Man saw this good-sized common snapping turtle (chelydra serpentina) trying to cross six lands of traffic...

He was a Beast, easily capable of taking a finger. Southern Man managed to get him by the tail and put him by the side of the road. Yes, Southern Man knows you're not supposed to do that but it was all he could manage at the time.

And then Southern Man found a box and transported The Beast to The Land. Here he is near the dock pilings. Note how large he is compared to the cinderblocks in the background.

The Beast wasn't too happy about having been moved by his tail and then scooped into a box but The Land is and always will be a turtle and snake sanctuary. He'll make a fine home down there in the bottoms by the lake.


At Thursday, May 23, 2013, Anonymous Socialkenny said...

Didn't even know you were still blogging. We have lots of turtles in the islands (Caribbean), but never see any like those. Ours are mainly black shelled with brown spots.


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