Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Pigeon River Snapping Turtle

One of my favorite things to see each year are the big snapping turtles that come crawling out of the Pigeon River to lay their eggs.  I came across this once recently while driving along Highway 593 on the Ontario side of the river.  The turtle was actually in the middle of the road, so I pulled over to watch it cross over into the grass on the other side.  Once it reached the grass it laid down and sat there for a long time without moving.  I figured it was getting ready to lay eggs so after watching it for a few minutes and taking a few photos I went on my way.  Always a treat to see these guys!

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