As I was heading home from work today, I saw this guy about to cross the road. Since I don't think I've ever seen a snapping turtle this big before, I had to stop and take pictures.
I don't think I've ever seen a snapping turtle this big before. I didn't want to get too close to him, so I used one of my telephoto lenses. I'm not sure how fast this guy can move, but I really didn't want to find out either.
He was a big fellow though. I think a snapper of this size can at least take a finger off but again, I really didn't want to find out.
I would have liked him in a spot where I could take a better picture of him.
One cool thing about snappers is that they start to get moss on them.