Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Aggressive Denizen of the Range

We met this gal (?) guarding the berm at the range today. Her shell was about 12" end to end. Unhappy with our arrival, she had no hesitation in advancing aggressively as we approached.

Wikipedia accurately notes "Common snappers are noted for their belligerent disposition when out of the water." She was eventually moved. I won't be surprised to see young ones exiting the berm later this year.


  1. Replies
    1. Probably is as well spiced as the one (even larger) that lives in the pond behind Bowman Distillery.

  2. Snappers are very hard to help out of the road...

  3. Yeah, those guys have a bad personality and the choppers to back up the meanness.

  4. PH and 45er, I was told these guys are taking over the stocked pond at the club. First one I've seen up away from the water. Apparently this was a small one.


Comments on posts over 21 days old are held for moderation.