Common Snapping Turtle ~ a large freshwater turtle commonly found in our small town areas. Rather dinosaur like in its appearance, it is an eater of fingers and known to be used in turtle soup, if you are so inclined.
We encountered this fellow while out on a very small country road. I say we because the husband took this photo. I was not interested in getting up close with this creature.
This did bring to mind an event in which the husband and his twin brother, (yes, there are two of them), attempted to catch an aggressive snapper and place him in an empty trash can.
Good times... and I often wish I had that on video....to enjoy over and over again.
"Watch the turtle. He only moves forward by sticking his neck out."
Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.