Yesterday afternoon I picked my granddaughter up at her soccer practice, and as we were almost to her home we saw this big guy just starting to cross the road from a wetland area toward the river side of the highway.
In the picture above he looks like he's smiling,... be we all know that jovial isn't an attitude that snapping turtles exhibit! In the picture below you can see his mouth is open. He... or she,... isn't happy with us taking pictures. The shell on this turtle easily measured 12 inches front to back.
A happy note to end on,... the turtle made it across the road to the river.