Why is he dressed like a snapper?You think he was adopted?
I stopped to get a pretty good size box turtle out of the road about a week ago, and take it back to my property with a large pond on it. I pulled uff to the side of the road and got out. A neighbor was coming around the sharp bend in the other direction, and promptly ran it over. Right in front of me.
Don't know if he just didn't see it, or just didn't care. Kept on rolling.
Extreme NE TN/W NC ya'll. 😁
I like seeing all the box turtles on my land. I also see the senseless slaughter of many turtles by azzhat drivers that aim for the poor things as they cross the roads. I don't get why people would crush these critters with a car thinking its funny.Yesterday I went out to feed the chickens and a nice painted box turtle was crossing the gravel part of my drive way. I bid him a good day figuring he had places to go and people to see. About an hour later I saw the same feller walking across my shooting range field abut 100 yards from where I first spotted him. I had no idea a turtle could get that far that fast. He must have had important business to attend to as he was determined to keep on truckin'.
He Dog said:
Not trying to dis you busted knee, but trying to educate you. ....
Turtles are cool. Prefer the box turtle though.
Snappers are really good eating if purged and properly prepared. The kids used to make necklaces out of the maybe tail vertebrae? Cleaned well and set the bones on a window sill to bleach out. (Looked like miniature dinosaurs) Many still have one around here somewhere.