Saturday, March 28, 2009

Scajaquada Snapper

I spent the morning on the Scajaquada Creek taking pictures that may become part of a new project. I spotted a snapping turtle swimming near the surface of the water. The turtle's shell was probably about a foot long. Not too big by snapper size standards, but I think I'm always measuring against the picture of an Alligator Snapper below.




This is from the book Florida's Fabulous Reptiles and Amphibians. I've been fascinated with this image for years.

2 comments:

Delilah + Jack said...

That is one big snapper! Wouldn't bite that dude's arm off????

Julian Montague said...

It could. I'd hate to go wading and put my foot in that mouth.