Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Dinosaur in Savannah
Two month's ago Squirt was thrilled after discovering Baby Dragons and Baby Santa Clauses in the far corner of our backyard. Of course, they were just ordinary annuls and garden gnomes, but to a 4 year old's imagination anything is possible. That is until Mommy or Daddy explain matters and take the magic out of the moment.

Such was the case early this Saturday evening here in Savannah, Georgia when we had an extraordinary visitor from the marshland taking a stroll on our front lawn. According to Squirt, this was indeed and without a doubt a dangerous baby dinosaur.

She wasn't too far off for the Alligator Snapping Turtle is characterized by a large, heavy head and a thick tail with three dorsal ridges of large scales giving it a primitive appearance reminiscent of some of the plated dinosaurs.

Dangerous is putting it lightly, the strength and ambition of this turtle is unlike anything I've ever seen. He wasn't the least bit thrilled to have his dinner interrupted by Squirt's Parental Paparazzi. Unfortunately, the dinner he may have been ordering up from the marsh could had been our family cat.

(Blog my Dust!)


Stumble It! .......posted by Margaret @ 9:21 AM  
  • At 4:26 PM, Blogger South of the Gnat Line said…

    Yep, yep, yep! We have those around our stomping grounds here in the greater rural outback......I prize my little toes, therefore, I keep them enclosed in shoesies.......our boys run across newborns in our marshy woods.......where there's newborns - there's a MOMMA somewhere close by.........Run, Forrest, Run!


  • At 5:34 PM, Blogger Orhan Kahn said…

    I don't know why but turtles freak me out.

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