Oct 17, 2010

Snappy fellow keeping his chin up



Came across this beauty while searching for a gruesome photo for my other blog and finding that searching for alligator and turtle naturally gets you a lot of photos of alligator snapping turtles.

We've seen this species before, of course, but not this particular interesting angle. Perhaps that's because this is normally not the smartest place to be with respect to a snapping turtle, but fortunately, this guy is safely behind glass at the National Zoo.

Not tapping on the glass, and advising that you do the same,
-Wombat (No Relation)

Photo by Brian Gratwicke on Flickr.

2 comments:

N8trGirl said...

When I was a kid, my favorite place to visit was the alligator park in El Paso, TX. I have seen them do phenomenal things!

forestwalk/laura k said...

nice angle...nice shot...and that's about as close as i'd like to get to one of those alligator snapping turtles!

we have them here in FL...along with the alligators 'n snakes...that's why i like to keep my feet on land... :]