Saturday, June 14, 2008

Camera Critters 10

I'm sorry but spammers are attacking the sight so I turned on comment moderation and word verification for now.

Camera Critters by Misty Dawn, go here to see who's participating.

It's hard to believe we are up to 10 already. I was driving along and next to the 2nd hole at Fox Den golf course near the pond I saw this.
I had to stop and get a better look.
Sure enough it was a large Snapping Turtle thinking about crossing the road.
I parked across from it and shot some pictures then moved on. The portion of skin on the neck that is half elliptical shaped moved in and out as it breathed. This may have been a female heading somewhere to lay eggs.


42 comments:

kjpweb said...

Darn - you got hammered with spam!
Better put up moderation!
Aside from that it's neat to see an animal like that roaming around!
Cheers, Klaus

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Oh dear... perhaps moderation is in order once more... needed to tell you thats some fantastic photos of the snapping turtle... awesome!!! =)

fishing guy said...

Klaus / Michele: This is a first with so much spam coming in. I'll just delete them for now. Thanks for your comments.

Sue said...

Wow! That is one big turtle! Great shots of her/him :)

My entry is here

If you have a moment please do stop by. Have a great weekend!

***Fotografia e Luz*** said...

How beautiful and the nature, the marvel that is able to drive and see this turtle, something rare congratulations for the photos are very beautiful

ShutterHappyJenn said...

Maybe you need to put the option of the captcha... so spammers won't get in.

Anyway, that really is a big turtle. SO cute!

Mine is posted, too, please drop by here if you have some time.

ratmammy said...

You sure had a good eye!! good photo!

CrazyCath said...

What an excellent eye you have! Well spotted. Superb photos.

andrée said...

Wow! I've been wanting to photograph one of these critters for ages. I had a chance to, too, but passed it up. Shame on me. And good for you! These are great!

Tammy said...

Turtles ROCK! We have a red eared slider as a pet.

Me & my puppies said...

Yes, the turtles are nesting everywhere and it always seems like they want to cross the road ways to lay their eggs.

lingovise said...

Love it! We are big turtle fans at our house - we have 4... none as big as this one though. Really fun shots - so very lucky!

Stacey Huston said...

Fishing guy, I got spam the first week I started my blog.. enabled comment moderation and No more problems.. even without word verify, Sorry they got you..
Great photo of the snapping turtle, I know most people think they are ugly but I think they are beautiful. We actually turned around on the interstate last week and went back and saved a painted turtle, don't know how it survived, all I can guess is with it's head up it kind of looked sharp so people swerved to miss it.. I would love to see baby snappers, Mike had one as a pet when he was growing up. Happy Fathers Day to you!

Anil P said...

Hope it got to cross the road safely.

archiearchive said...

How neat to spot it just wandering around. Excellent find.

Carletta said...

He really is huge!
Great shot FG!

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh my gosh that is one huge turtle.

Misty Dawn said...

YUP! I think it is definitely egg laying time. I see them EVERYWHERE out here along the road, crossing the road, walking through yards... EVERYWHERE! It's kind of weird because it is not really what you expect to see crossing the road in front of you hehehe.

picturing said...

ah...turtle..great series shots

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Juliana RW said...

I like the last shot :D SO close hi hi

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Dina said...

Now that's something we don't have in Israel, so thanks a lot for sharing your turtles. I wouldn't want to get snapped at by that big mama.

babooshka said...

Great series of shots or is that snaps.

Shionge said...

I don't believe this until you show me this FG, what a find and what a great surprise :D

They are wild I suppose? Very unusual indeed to spot this ya.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Happy Father's Day to the fathers in your family and to you a blessed day.

I hear cardinals, Carolina wrens, grackle babies wanting fed, and other nature sounds and the sky in the east is getting brighter and the air is cool and the doors are open and so are the windows. I am blessed on this Father's Day morning.

Zoey said...

Such a cool guy!

The Texican said...

Hey FG, fearsome jaws. Wouldn't want to step on one. :)

imac said...

Ah Great capture, good job you got your eye on the road.lol.

pop and see my CC

Tipper said...

Neat turtle, sorry about the spam, and Happy Fathers Day!!

AppleDebbie said...

The close-ups are amazing. Great series of photos!

Old Wom Tigley said...

I've had spammers for a week or two now..

What a great capture this was... I have heard much about these of late.. I never realised how big these can be.

Rayne said...

This is so cool. What a cranky old looking thing.

sandy said...

Got to love these closer closer posts excellent sandy

Hey it's Amy Shipp said...

Awesome! I love turtles :D
Thanks for visiting me too! haha both of us had critter pics taken on the golf course. I have only just recently taken it up!
*pooh pooh* on your spammers- Grrr!

Jack and Joann said...

Are you ready? Big game tonight for Father's Day. Hope you had a great Father's Day. Neat photos of the turtles. And there ought to be away to catch spammers and tickle their toes.

david mcmahon said...

Great shots - I'm so glad you stopped to investigate!

D... said...

It's always so fun to run across a turtle, altho, maybe not a snapping turtle!

Sharon said...

You know the old saying? If a Snapping Turtle bites you it won't let go until it thunders.That is a good picture of it!

Sorry to hear about the spammers. Not good news.

Jo Castillo said...

Hi, I have word verification only and no spam. I had a real person sign in and put a link to a store, but that takes a person and they didn't come back after I deleted their post.

I love the turtle and hope you had a great Father's Day.

quinttarantino said...

Great and fantastic turtle!
Sorry about that spam attack.

Sandpiper said...

Great pictures, Fishing Guy! Those look like some fairly large turtles.

Sorry to hear about the spam. They haven't hit my blog in awhile. I'm probably living on borrowed time.

Marcos Santos said...

I have heard, that this type of turtle, much bite.

Shark Girl said...

I thought this was going to be another one of those "what is it" shots. So, since I know the guessing would be over (since I'm "Johhny-come-lately") I was going to guess before scrolling down.

I would have guessed it was a "beached" beaver. LOL

Nice pictures.