Snapping Turtles will be seen moving across land to find a new habitat to lay their eggs in June and July.
This turtle did not have a belligerent disposition as some texts suggest., but it’s powerful neck and highly mobile head was noted.
They may live up to 47 years and weigh up to 89 pounds
A Snapping turtle eats invertebrates, frogs & reptiles and lives in shallow bays and marshes like this above photo, or ponds.
It is interesting that Shane won an award for his short story about Snapping Turtles, when he was attending Owen Public School(it was aired on TVOntario). That was about 25 years ago…maybe this turtle was alive when Shane became so involved with the flora and fauna, fish, frogs and turtles of Lake Manitouwabing(means the great spirit watches over). I recall that his story was very good and that it had a beginning, middle and end. I also recall that it was never returned to him, by the TV station.