First of all, let me say I am so sorry I haven’t posted and haven’t been checking in with all of your posts. I’ve had a bit of an upheaval in my routines that I will explain later, but I’ve been thinking of you all. I’ve been doing some squares but have a few to fill in for my 365 Days of Granny Squares posts, and I’m behind taking pictures for those. I promise to be a better poster because I have missed you all terribly.
Living in the South in the spring and summer brings out all types of creatures for motorists to dodge on the local roads. Another Southern tradition is running to town in our pajamas if we are only intending on going to the closest drive-thru for something to eat.
So I’m in my long pajama bottoms and a t-shirt and I see a snapping turtle on the yellow lines in the middle of a major road. He was only about the size of a dinner plate in diameter, but that is a pretty healthy size. So I stop my car because there isn’t much early morning traffic and decide I am going to encourage him to move along his way a bit more efficiently.
All I can say is it must have been a male. I nudged him and he went about three steps so nudged him again and he went about three more steps and I thought it was going to be a piece of cake. The third time I nudged him he turned around and went into attack mode and started back across the road going the wrong way. This is why I figured it was male. You nudge them along and try to help and all they do is try to bite you and go in the opposite direction.
He was large enough that I couldn’t actually push him even on the pavement so I found something in the vehicle and finally nudged him to the shoulder with him biting at me every step of the way.
After several cars passed I realized that pictures show up on facebook of stupid people all the time. I hope no one took the time to take a picture of a stupid lady in her pajamas fighting with a snapping turtle in the middle of the road. Ah, life in Tennessee!!!