Yesterday a group came in for a field trip to Blandford Nature Center. They saw a Snapping Turtle who was sitting in the woods with flies all around him. They told me their concerns and I went out to investigate.
The Snapper was still there in the same spot when I went to look. He was breathing, blinking, but just laying there. Snapping turtles travel large distances to reach new habitat or to lay eggs. This Snapper was just enjoying some nice cool earth while taking a break from traveling along our property.
A huge thank you for the group that was so worried about the turtle!!! They learned that even though Snapping Turtles look scary, they play an important part in our ecosystem.