Monday, May 9, 2011

The joys of country life!

I was on my way to water the vegetable garden when I almost tripped over this:

Yup, a rather large snapping turtle!
It's been so dry (literally no rain in 2 months!) that the poor guy had to leave the creek in search of water. Doug and Kyle dug a small pit in the field and filled it with water....then Doug had the brilliant idea to pick up the turtle to move him:

After an attempted snap or two from the turtle, Doug got a better idea and went and got the shovel!

That turtle went right into the water to drink his fill and then wandered off into the field again. The boys had a great time watching him and poking him with sticks...someone even suggested we make turtle soup out of him!

The boys lost interest and went off to play, Doug fired up the grill for dinner, and I finished watering the garden. On my way back into the house, I almost stepped on this:

Yup, dead snake carcass!


A. Watson said...

We do have turtle soup, fried turtle. So good. Never pick a snapper up like your hubby did, those feet can cut you up. Pick it up by the tail. Just sayin. Love your blog by the way.

JoAnnC. said...

I've heard turtle is pretty tasty, and what isn't good fried? I'm passing along the turtle wrangling tip (that think did have a pretty big tail BTW!) Thanks!