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David, pictured, sent me this photo of a pretty big turtle crossing the CCT. I've seen a few snakes out, lots of deer, a fox and even a chicken (yes, crossing a road, but I don't know why), but never a turtle this big.
Photo by Tom Pollak
May 29, 2009 in Capital Crescent Trail (CCT) | Permalink
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I've seen them several times over the years on the Mount Vernon Trail, and once on the street in front of my house.
May 29, 2009 at 08:30 AM
Its a snapping turtle. Normally aquatic, they can be found quite far from water this time of year as they search for a place to nest (lay eggs).
May 29, 2009 at 10:48 AM
At least it is wearing it's helmet.
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June 02, 2009 at 10:30 AM
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