I had an interesting event while out looking for the horses. First I went up by the pond to see if they'd gone that way. A spring on the topside makes a large mud puddle that's in the path. I thought I saw a large rock, but then it moved. Ha. A large snapping turtle more like it. So I pulled up next to it to get a better look. Then it crawled underneath the 4-wheeler. I didn't want to run over it, so thought I'd just wait until it crawled back out the other side. Well of course it can't be that simple. Turbo saw it and decided to bark at it. And then it decided right there was the best place to be. Got a 3' length of PVC that stays in the back of the 4-wheeler for some reason, I have no idea why, but it would do the trick I thought. Have you ever poked at a snapping turtle? They do like to bite. I thought that might be a good thing because when he did I would drag it out from beneath and then get on my way. Well, he couldn't get a good grip on the pipe. So I tried prodding him, and all he did was bite at it. Tried pushing, but he just kept turning around and biting some more. I FINALLY got the thing pushed out from underneath, and then I quickly got back on and pulled away before he could get back in hiding, lol. No pictures, unfortunately. Thunderclouds were looming and I didn't want to take the chance of being caught in the rain with the camera.
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