Sherman Family Saving Baby Snapping Turtles

   Yesterday as we were driving around the lake MeMe and I noticed a baby turtle attempting to cross the road. I stopped and realized that the retaining wall on the other side would trap the little snapper and would mean certain death as the return trip to the other side is just too risky. 
   I threw the van in reverse and backed up, parked on the side and we got out to safely escort the baby snapping turtle back in the right direction. MeMe thought this was so cool it was time to break out the camera.
   This was also a great learning experience or both of us. We learned that Snapping turtles no matter how small or young they are will face off with anything! We were not bit but he fought us every step of the way. He had no clue we were trying to help and was determined to continue on the route he was going. 
   We got to see the jump and snap bite process when he attacked a stick we were using to guide him along. While it took longer than I anticipated we finally managed to get him back on the correct side, in the grass and headed towards the water. 
   We captured some amazing pictures and don’t worry, no turtles were hurt during this photo shoot, enjoy the pictures!
Sherman Family Saving Baby Snapping Turtles

Sherman Family Saving Baby Snapping Turtles

Sherman Family Saving Baby Snapping Turtles

Sherman Family Saving Baby Snapping Turtles

Sherman Family Saving Baby Snapping Turtles

Sherman Family Saving Baby Snapping Turtles

Sherman Family Saving Baby Snapping Turtles

Sherman Family Saving Baby Snapping Turtles

Sherman Family Saving Baby Snapping Turtles
 Have you and your family ever had any interaction or experience with snapping turtles?

About Miranda Sherman

Miranda Sherman is a stay at home Mom of four & full time student majoring in Business Management & Marketing from Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. She blogs about her crazy family of six & two dogs on her blog Minnesota Miranda, featuring book and product reviews, giveaways, news, parenting tips and advice, shopping, recipes, fashion, travel, deals and so much more.” Find me on Google+

Comments

  1. Great pictures

  2. What I great experience. I would have been a little afraid of the snapping fellow. Good thing you found a stick.

  3. Yeah another MN Mommy blogger! New FB follower!

  4. This is pretty cool. I did not know their tails grew that long. You really did a good deed and probably saved the little snapper’s life.
    Jillian
    http://puzzlemecomplete.blogspot.com/

  5. I have done the same thing in saving many a turtle’s life. I think that was a very good deed you guy’s did. I found you on the Super Stalker Sunday blog hop.
    http://www.adventureswithcaptaindestructo.com

  6. Near my mailbox was a runoff ditch and when I checked the mail, something would move in the water. I told my husband and of course, when he looked nothing moved. This happened many times. Then one afternoon I heard someone slam on the breaks in front of the house. Two guys jumped out of their car and ran to the biggest snapping turtle I have ever seen! It was the size of a holiday turkey plate! I couldn’t believe it! One guy popped the trunk of the car, the other quickly tossed the turtle in and away they went! I am glad I was not around when they opened that trunk!

  7. It was difficult to see the turtle against the background of the road.
    I was riding my bike to a friend’s place when I saw a huge snapping turtle on the road. I pedaled faster and came back in a truck with my friend, her husband and his friend. They used a large stick and when the turtle bit onto it picked it up and put it in the back of the truck. We went back to my friend’s house where they let it go at the edge of the pond behind their yard.

  8. Oh wow! Very cool!

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