Last weekend I was at a park with the family and we spotted a huge snapping turtle swimming in a lake:
Look at its tail! Straight from the age of the dinosaurs with those spikes down its length.
It’s a bit hard to see in the picture but a school of minnows followed the turtle wherever it went.
I did a quick search to see if any behavioural research has been done on snapping turtles, but I didn’t find anything. And I’m not sure to what extent we can generalize behavioural research on other species of turtles to snapping turtles…
But one thing was for sure: It was a nice day to be drifting along in the water!