Some of you know that when I sit at the little desk in the kitchen I have a view of the creek. There is always something going on in the creek this time of year. Little fish, bigger fish, Great Blue Heron, Snowy Egret, Osprey and a host of other characters are all in action. Last night I had the best view of a very reclusive creature. A HUGE Snapping Turtle!
Charlie and I ran out to get a better look, me without my camera. Upon his insistence I hustled back in to get the camera...thinking 'by the time I get back that turtle will be under the mud'.
Tide was low and on its way out so unless this turtle decided to hide in the mud we were going to have a great view of its trek down the creek.
See him look at me??? Whoaaa
I kept snapping pictures as he (she?) slowly worked its way through the remaining water. Here he is really struggling to make headway.
Once it was clear we were there, he started pulling his head in and dove into the muddy bottom. He waited until we went in and then under the cover of the mud, continued to work his way along.
Guess I should say its shell was close to 2 feet long, though I have no photo that contains a point of reference.
I have updated my tab 'About the Queen'.
words and photos by Janet,The Queen of Seaford.