Battle Stations

4 May

Blazer and I went out this evening to feed the fish, which of course also includes feeding the snapping turtles. We have three in the pond at the moment, which is about four too many, and they are very hungry after a long winter fast.  They will often climb about halfway out of the pond to get the food, but today one of them came all the way out and was really threatening me.

Blazer came roaring over and barked at the monster, who promptly reared up and bit the poor puppy on the nose! I heard the dog “yip” but didn’t realize he’d actually been bitten until we went inside.  At any rate, he pawed at the shell and tried to roll the critter over.  Mr. Turtle hurled himself  back into the pond and was satisfied eating the bread I tossed in. We’ll have to see if he is quite as feisty tomorrow.



4 Responses to “Battle Stations”

  1. Garfield Hug May 5, 2019 at 5:04 am #

    Snapping turtles for pets! 😁

    • thisendoftheswamp May 5, 2019 at 4:47 pm #

      Do you have snapping turtles in Little Red Dot? They do NOT make good pets!

      • Garfield Hug May 6, 2019 at 4:01 am #

        We do have it sold in the local pet shops and I agree, they do not make good pets and are not popular here.

  2. Luanne May 9, 2019 at 11:21 pm #

    Wow, that’s kind of scary although they have got to be so small compared with us haha. But obviously very aggressive. Maybe he came down off his high horse after dealing with Blazer.

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