littleredfoxyhood:

Can I just humblebrag that my turtle is the best looking snapper in the world, and that she was an incredible gift from my honey?

GAMERA!! Gaaaaamera! ::I’m singing the song right now:::

What a gorgeous shell! Looks like a young turtlefeed

littleredfoxyhood:

Can I just humblebrag that my turtle is the best looking snapper in the world, and that she was an incredible gift from my honey?

GAMERA!! Gaaaaamera! ::I’m singing the song right now:::

What a gorgeous shell! Looks like a young turtlefeed

littleredfoxyhood:

Can I just humblebrag that my turtle is the best looking snapper in the world, and that she was an incredible gift from my honey?

GAMERA!! Gaaaaamera! ::I’m singing the song right now:::

What a gorgeous shell! Looks like a young turtlefeed

I Love the nickname #Rockmonster ! hee its adorable and intimidating.. as a turtle/tortoise should be

lenieclarke:

Today on my way to class, I drove past an odd rock in the road. The rock turned out to be a snapping turtle trying vainly to cross from one fork of the river to another, so I pulled over in the nearest parking lot, ran down the sidewalk, and swept it out of the road before it could get crushed by oncoming traffic. I snapped (ha ha) a picture of it before turning it loose on the riverbank.

In between its hissing and snapping, wild flailing, and ineffectual attempt at clawing me with its badger feet, I christened it Hatey McFace before returning to my car. ISN’T IT JUST THE CUTEST LITTLE ROCKMONSTER

I Love the nickname #Rockmonster ! hee its adorable and intimidating.. as a turtle/tortoise should be

lenieclarke:

Today on my way to class, I drove past an odd rock in the road. The rock turned out to be a snapping turtle trying vainly to cross from one fork of the river to another, so I pulled over in the nearest parking lot, ran down the sidewalk, and swept it out of the road before it could get crushed by oncoming traffic. I snapped (ha ha) a picture of it before turning it loose on the riverbank.

In between its hissing and snapping, wild flailing, and ineffectual attempt at clawing me with its badger feet, I christened it Hatey McFace before returning to my car. ISN’T IT JUST THE CUTEST LITTLE ROCKMONSTER

zolanimals:

Backyard Creature Of The Week:

The common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) is a large freshwater turtle of the family Chelydridae. Its natural range extends from southeastern Canada, southwest to the edge of the Rocky Mountains, as far east as Nova Scotia and Florida and as far southwest as northeastern Mexico. Chelydra serpentina have rugged, muscular builds with ridged carapaces (though ridges tend to be more pronounced in younger individuals). C. serpentina and its subspecies commonly weigh 4.5–16 kg (9.9–35 lb). Common snappers are noted for their belligerent disposition when out of the water, their powerful beak-like jaws, and their highly mobile head and neck (hence the specific name “serpentina”, meaning “snake-like”). Common habitats are shallow ponds, shallow lakes, or streams. Some may inhabit brackish environments, such as estuaries. Snapping turtles are omnivores, consuming both plant and animal matter, and are important aquatic scavengers; but they are also active hunters that prey on anything they can swallow, including many invertebrates, fish, frogs, reptiles (including snakes and smaller turtles), unwary birds, and small mammals. (Wiki.)