Giant Reptile Shocks Residents

12 Aug

Cameras Click as Enormous Snapping Turtle Takes a Swim

Giant Snapping Turtle Crawling to Blue Lake

Giant Snapping Turtle Crawling to Blue Lake

A hot front fanning Blue Lake proved too toasty for an enormous snapping turtle waddling around the Blue Lake Metropolitan Area, Monday, prompting the huge reptile to totter down a hill for a refreshing dip in Blue Lake’s waters.  The author of this blog saw the beast crossing Blue Lake Road near Blue Lake Island Road on Saturday morning around 9:15 and was quite delighted to hear that the creature completed its epic journey without peril on the southwestern shore.  Upon spotting the behemoth snapper edging down a driveway, residents leapt into action, snapping shots and studying the unusually large animal before it finally made its way to Blue Lake and disappeared into the water.  The turtle measured a whopping 32 inches, including an 11-inch tail.

Photo used with permission, courtesy of KJR.

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