Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Little Snapper

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Snapping turtles that come into our yard are relocated due to us having small children who might forget their safety training. I really don't want a bunch of snapping turtles hatching near their playing area. This common snapping turtle paid us a visit in early June.

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Amanda demonstrating the right way to pick up a snapping turtle

Never pick up a snapping turtle by its tail. It can damage the spine, legs, and its ability to reproduce. Don't drag the turtle on the road because it can scratch the shell and make it vulnerable to bacteria and fungus.
You can gently navigate the turtle into a box with a broom handle or lift with your hand under the shell at the base of the tail and holding onto the tail for stabilization.

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Always keep your eyes on the snapper...

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unless your mother asks you to smile pretty for a picture!

I Timothy 5:24-25 The sins of some are obvious, reaching the place of judgment ahead of them; the sins of others trail behind them. In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that are not obvious cannot remain hidden forever.