June 8, 2011

Wonderful Wordless Wednesday 6-8-2011

Ran across this big guy on the back road next to the barn and creek. My horse Montana started to run up the hill until he spotted this strange creature and then he put on his brakes as soon as he saw this guy. I am sure glad he didn't put his nose down to check this eastern snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) out or it could have ended very badly because this was one big snapping turtle. Did you know a snapping turtle can live 30 to 40 years and weigh as much as 45 pounds? This one was probably around 15 to 20 pounds.

Wordless Wednesday - What caption would you add to these two photos?


  1. I'm not sure what my horses would do if they saw a turtle! We have quite a few rattlesnakes out here, that is bad enough! :D

    I can't even think of a caption!


  2. We can't think of a caption either! He sure is old looking!

    Nubbin wiggles,

  3. That is one large turtle! Can you imagine running into a 45 pounder??

  4. OMG You scared me lol. That is not the dog I was expecting when I clicked Wordless Wednesday!