to this behemoth that my friend @deadsnake_greg
and I came across. A little backstory, Greg and I went to a section of stream where he had seen some alligator snapping turtle activity, and I looked down and said “oh my god I see one!” As I excitedly jumped in to check it out... it turned out to be a leaf. Slightly defeated, and pretty embarrassed, I started back up the stream bank. I stepped up on a log and looked down and saw a banana-yellow snoot poking out from underneath the log and said “oh my god, that might not have been a snapper, but this is!” Easily one of the most exciting turtle finds in my LIFE. Photo cred: @deadsnake_greg.
This male AST was released to do his thing after a short photo session, and Greg has seen him again, happy and healthy, since then. #alligatorsnappingturtle #alligatorsnapper #snappingturtle #hugeturtle #turtle #Macrochelys #Georgiawildlife #herpetology #getoutsideandplay