June 4, 2008
“Common Snapping Turtle”
We seem to have an endless stream of issues that require our attention and concern. I suppose our hyper-connected world aids with this situation.
There is, however, one long-established creature that, according to the IUCN, needs none of our TLC.
That’s right… stop worrying about the Snapping Turtle!
The widely known Snapping Turtle is classified as “Least Concern” by the IUCN. It’s not considered threatened, vulnerable, or endangered.
This fine representative of the Snapping Turtle family was recently caught strolling across West Vermilion Shores Road. It graciously paused for a photo while simultaneously refraining from the urge to sever the photographer’s shutter finger.
And then it then continued on it’s worry-free way.