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When turtles attack

I woke today and found something red floating in our pond, so decided to check on it.

Even approaching the pond I saw something was terribly wrong, water lily pads were floating all acrosss pond apparently severed from the roots.

Some looking around revealed the culprint in not yet powered on skimmer:

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It was a snapping turtle.

After reading how dangerous it was, I captured it and placed into a box, but by the time I returned with my camera, it somehow escaped from the box and was walking away (how did it get into our pond is another myster, as there is a fence).

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Trying to walk away.

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Confronted with the box again, it's ready to bite.

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Then sudenly not as agressive briefly.

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But that did not last long, now ready to fight again.

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Bit the box (it really does lighting-fast attacks).

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Not letting the box go after all it's done ;)

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snapper turtle

In the box before we transported it to a nearby lake (there was an option of making a turtle soup, but Ksusha declined ).

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