Beauty or Beast?

Snapping Turtle at the Horicon Marsh

Snapping Turtle

“If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is:  who cares?”

–Tina Fey

Snapping Turtles are known for their strong jaws, not their beauty.  It may be tempting to pick one up, but it is not a good idea.  If you grab its tail, you can injure its spine.  If you grab it anywhere else, it may surprise you with the reach of its very long neck.  Snapping Turtles are known to be more friendly when they are in the water than when they are on land.  This one was enjoying watching cars go by on the auto tour off of Highway 49.

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