Mar 29, 2007

Turtle Wisdom

Now this is a snapping turtle in all her glory (even if in captivity). I've heard stories about people getting digits chomped off by these reptiles, and now I believe.

Snapping turtles are the largest freshwater turtles. Their shells aren't big enough to retreat into for protection, so she relies on her long neck and strong jaws to protect herself. But, usually, she'll choose discretion and just slink away silently if she's approached. There is wisdom in this - wisdom that I want to instill in my daughters. I'll have to find a suitable shell for them, though.

Photo source: Tim Curtis

7 comments:

Rasmus said...

Bark at the moon!

ScaredOfGars said...

Agh! Snapping turtles are scary. (But then, I'm scared of most water-animals.)

~ Jen

Denita TwoDragons said...

Maybe it knows about the Nothing...? ;-)

--TwoDragons

k said...

Snappers rock! :)

I was going to send in a pic of my snappy, but the computer won't let me submit pics to this site. :( Oh well..

Raging Wombat said...

Denita, is that a reference to Morla? Very nice.

Denita TwoDragons said...

*grin* I aims ta please, Wombat! :-)

--TwoDragons

Rorymc said...

How is that a turtle, it looks like a peice of wood!!LMAO!!!