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They are called snappers for a reason

August 11, 2012
By GARRY BRANDENBURG , Times-Republican

SNAPPERS are found fairly often, most often in random situations. While fishing at an area pond, lake or river, coming across this reptile would be expected. If, however, you were several miles from the nearest creek or body of water, you might ask "what in the world is this turtle doing so far from water?" Today's photo of the common snapper was just such an incident, far from water, along a gravel road, where the adjacent habitat was corn and bean fields. This scribe's theory is the turtle got to this location on its own and I'm sure it can navigate back to wherever it came from on its own. I made several photographic images and went on my way. I'm sure the turtle did the same.



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