Monthly Archives: May 2019

Snapping turtle

I saw what looked like a large rock across the field, at the edge of the woods. And then it moved.

This snapping turtle still had mud and plant matter dried onto its shell. But what a beauty. And the tail had magnificent ridge plates, like the merlons in a crenellated castle wall…or like a mythical dragon.

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