CAUTION: DO NOT DO THIS AT HOME
UNLESS YOU ARE LOOKING FOR TROUBLE !
The snapping turtles were out on the road a couple of night ago,
digging through dirt right in the middle of the road
to nest and lay their eggs.
Many of them get killed every summer
and they are a protected specie in this region.
They can weigh 40-80 pouds and live well into their 40s.
And they can chop one of your fingers in a few seconds ...
I picked up and moved off the road 26 of them
and they were not friendly ...
A couple of people joined me and we just sat there
and waited 'till 1 a.m. to see who would be back
smack right in the middle of the road again.
3 of them made the move,
the others did not return.
The whole adventure was like a scene in movie,
capturing snarling and biting mini-dinosaurs
under the light of the half-full-moon ...
Aren't they the cutest and most adorable
creatures you have ever seen ?
Job well done !
Only 4 turtles returned to the road yesterday night ...
One of them must have weigh 50 pounds
and was as fierce as an alligator ...
Yes, I do have a crazy friend that will dare do anything,
even put his head in the mouth of a lion,
I mean, put his finger in the mouth of a snapping turtle !