This weekend, I was out kayaking. Off my port side something huge broke the surface. Water slid off his shell like a submarine rising. It was a monster snapping turtle. He floated there for a moment as if he didn’t see me. When my boat bumped him he turned, hissed for a minute and then returned to the depths.
(Click the above pic to enlarge).
Yeah, so I recently learned that term on the internet: Dumpster Panda.
Pretty good ’cause that’s where you usually see them… in and around dumpsters. But this guy was in the woods doing his thing. Moved up the tree so fast I barely saw him.
Can’t say I’ve been a fan of raccoons since they’re always wicked-surly and causing mischief. But this guy was cute. Undeniably cute.
Don’t you want to give him a hug?
He’s probably only a little rabid being out during the day-time and all.
Well that’s it for this post. And almost it for the summer:
See you in the Fall …
… And on this crazy, busy road—in the middle of the day—everyone stopped and let them cross; even against the light.
Faith in humanity, restored.