Turtle Crossing - Apache Avenue - Terral, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 33° 53.795 W 097° 55.638
14S E 599183 N 3751206
Quick Description: An alligator snapping turtle survived his crossing of Apache Avenue on the east side of Terral, OK this afternoon, thanks to the efforts of one waymarker.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 4/13/2016 8:26:05 PM
Waymark Code: WMQY7Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 5

Long Description:
These are very dangerous turtles. Don't screw with them, as they can remove fingers -- their necks are longer than most folks think, approach them from the back, and they can really turn around quickly -- and QDV isn't much of a turtle handler, either. Our turtle was halfway across the street when I noticed someone ahead of me, swerving around him. Alligator snapping turtles have the same attitude as the honey badger, and this guy wasn't fazed by the other car or mine. I managed to get him to get on a rug I have in the car and then cover him up with another rug as I dragged him across the street to his destination. He lunged at me several times and really stood his ground.
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Months most seen crossing: Springtime months, especially after rains and subsequent warmups

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