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The River's Edge

The river ice is breaking up slowly. Shifting a little everyday in the sun and wind and really coming open where there are strong undercurrents. I was a little surprised to see this snapping turtle floating at the frayed edges of the ice, able to lift its head for air but otherwise shifting with the water like a piece of driftwood, too cold to move. 38 more words

Photography

Northern Pike in the Dead Zone: Searching for the Holy Grail in a sea of rotting shad

For my brother, catching big esox species on Lake Erie has been a holy quest. The lake is huge and fertile, with seemingly endless backwaters. It also boasts a history of huge populations of predatory critters, including a commercial fishery for Muskies in the Western Basin. 619 more words

Fishing

Huge alligator snapping turtle found in drainage culvert

Last week, a huge alligator snapping turtle was caught by two men in Baton Rouge.  The unusually large turtle had gotten wedged in a drainage culvert, and one of courageous men climbed into the culvert to free him.  141 more words

Louisiana

Huge alligator snapping turtle found in drainage culvert

Last week, a huge alligator snapping turtle was caught by two men in Baton Rouge.  The unusually large turtle had gotten wedged in a drainage culvert, and one of courageous men climbed into the culvert to free him.  128 more words

Alligator Snapping Turtle

Weekly Photo Challenge- Reflections

Every year my son finds a baby snapping turtle.

We have a terrarium in the house with lights and filters and everything the little turtle needs. 119 more words

Nature