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Tough and yet so fragile by natureguy Tough and yet so fragile by natureguy
Hi, Here's another shot of that Snapping Turtle hatchling I found today. This one is only the second one I've found so far this year. With the drought we've been experiencing, I have my doubts that very many of this years hatchlings will survive. Most of the places where the Mom turtle laid the eggs is totally dry,and the little ones have to travel a great distance to find some water. After shooting these 2 pics, I released it into the only pool of water by the bridge culvert.This should give this one a fighting chance to live a long life.
 It's not often you get to hold a Snapping turtle like this,without the fear of losing a couple of fingers!  enjoy this tough little one.
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nikomoon2 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Awww that turtle is so cute <3
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natureguy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, Yeah they are when really young...not so when older! :rofl:
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iriscup Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016
Great job your doing there George. Small Blushing Turtle Rebel - Blink Icon 
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natureguy Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Iris


gotta help them out when needed!
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tonysphotos Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice shot, but try that in about ten years ;)
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natureguy Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
 Thanks Tony!
What !!! omfg

Momma raised no fool!
If it doesn't fit in the hand.... on the ground it stays...love them fingers of mine! :rofl:
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Dgs-Krieger Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016
Oh it's so tiny! º3º In a few years it will grow into a small monster
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natureguy Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Yup... That's what I'm hoping for!...:boogie:
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F/13.0
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Sep 21, 2016, 10:48:52 AM
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