My son spotted a Snapping Turtle swimming through our beach on day. I grabbed the camera, mask and snorkel and followed it for over 30 minutes. I was also able to make a video. For most of the time I was within arms reach of the turtle. It casually observed me as it went about its business. A very mild mannered creature and an amazing experience! The best shots are near the end of the video.

Paul Laufer, Peterborough

Snapping Turtle - Rick Stankiewicz

Snapping Turtle – Rick Stankiewicz

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.