Tuesday, May 29, 2007


Dad was weed wacking yesterday. He was in the brook trimming along the edge with his hip boots on. Suddenly he noticed that something was pushing on his boot sort of aggressively. He looked down and guess what he saw? A snappy turtle! This one was relatively small. We find some that are so big that we have to cover them with a wheel barrow to contain them.

We have ducks in our pond and this time of year the mallards and geese all have little ones. Snapping turtles are mean and vicious (yes, I know they have to eat too - but do it somewhere else!) and they kill the ducklings and goslings and it makes the hoomans sad!

So dad caught Snappy and put him in the back of the pick-up. Mitch is keeping an eye on him while mom gets Maggie. We're going to relocate him to another pond so he can have all the fish that he wants and no ducks!

Dad says we can stop for an ice cream too! Oh boy!

Here's dad carrying Snappy to his new home!

Dad sorta rolled him down a small hill so that he was only inches from muddy water - they love the stuff! Dad's making sure that Snappy is okay!

Yup, he made it into the mucky yuck just fine!

So off we go to Wentworth's! Mom has decided that she wants strawberry ice cream this time! There were lots of people there! The place was packed! So many people and dogs to see and bark at!

Mitch loves putting his front feet on the arm rest so that he can feel taller and get a better view!Mom didn't get any pictures of us chowin' down on the ice cream but trust me - we got our share or you know we'd squeal to you guys just to let you know how unfair the whole thing is! We totally enjoyed our strawberry ice cream and Snappy has a new home!
All is well!

Till next time...............

Love ya lots,



Putter said...

OMG Maggie! A snappy turtle! I am sure glad that he did not snap at you or Mitch:) Good thing your Dad saved you, huh?:)

Your Friend,

Putter ...:)

Stanley said...

Hey, Maggie!

That snappy turtle is so lucky your dad found him before you did! I'm sure you would have whipped him into shape, no problem.

Your dad & mom are so compassionate to the wild creatures! Glad you got the ice cream. There's hardly anything better.

Love you guys,

Headgirl said...

What a good deed you did re snappy!


wally said...

Oooh! Snappy turtles! Very nice of you to help with his relocation. Did you charge a moving fee?


Ruby Bleu said...

Wow Maggie...I never knew that turtles were so vicious! Good on you and your dad for saving the little duckie & goosie babies!!! That picture of Mitch keeping and eye on Snappy is really, really cute.

And best of all...you guys got ice cream for all your hard work. What could be better than that???

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Sophie Brador said...

I wonder if Snappy would have liked some ice cream before heading to the yucky muck.

Billy (YES Casanova!!!) said...

That was nice of your dad to relocate the turtle! I'm glad you had your ice cream yummm:)

BIG hugs from Billy Boo:)

Oscar's mummy and daddy said...

Oooh, we don't have such things in the UK! I hope he likes his new home.

Oscar x

The Army of Four said...

Oh, Maggie! That picture of Mitch with his head out the back window is ADORABLE! You two are both so photogenic!!!
I'm glad your dad helped Mr. Turtle find a new home; that was VERY nice of him! Our daddy was driving in our Siberian Utility Vee=hicle today and saw a turtle crossing a busy road!!! I don't know if he was a snappy turtle or not, I wasn't there. But Dad was worried he'd get hit by another vee-hicle, so he stopped and got out and helped him cross the street. Dads are GREAT!!!!!!

the many Bs said...

that's quite an adventure. your ice cream sounds super yummy.

Unknown said...

Hi Maggie,

You are my hero... after reading about your ice cream adventures, my ma now feels ok about letting me have some. I had plain vanilla but I will try strawberry next. Thank you Thank you... I love you!

Your vegan delight,
Tofu Burger

Anonymous said...

Wow.......I have never gotten to sniff a snappy yet, I wonder what they smell like.

Good job with the moving!


Lorenza said...

Hi, Maggie. I've never seen a snappy turtle. I hope it is ok in that place now. Your Dad is a very good man.
Sure you enjoyed your ice cream!
Have a good night!

Joe Stains said...

oh my snappy turtles look scary! I am glad we dont have those here. we dont have any mucky yuck or brooks either tho! but I do know we have ice cream and I never get to go out for any!

Luckie Girl said...

Hey Maggie,
It was nice of your hoomans to relocate the turtle. Aren't you lucky to get strawberry flavour this time round?? :)

Boo Casanova said...

maggie, you mean duckie will attack turtle? especially a snappy turtle? hehehe.

well, i have never seen a turtle in my life before. you and mitch are so fun to see duckie, geese, snappy turtle and even had ice cream!

wet wet licks


Ruby Bleu said...

Hey Maggie...
Link me, link me!!! Hey and special licks to Mitch tonight. I know he's scared about tomorrow!!!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Maggie said...

a snappy turtle !?!?!?!?! wow , im glad he didnt eat you or mitch !!

Scruffy said...

Wow! A snappy turtle. It sounds real mean. Were you scared?

The Mighty Scruff

Nugget said...

Hi Maggie,
We do not have snappy turtles here, he did look mean! Your dad is brave. Lucky you to score ice-cream!


Simba and Jazzi said...

Your Daddy is so kind taking snappy to his new home. More icecream, you are so lucky.

Simba xxx

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh your dad is nice to relocate Snappy. The turtle doesn't look very friendly.

Yeah ice cream for you. Must be yummy

~ girl girl

Marvin -The Hollow Hound said...

My, you have turtles so big you cover them with a wheel barrow????

That is scary!

I never seen a turtle.....

love and licks, Marvin xxxxx

Amber-Mae said...

Oh poor snappy, rolled down the hill... Hope he's okay, lol! You got more ice-cream? Cool! I haven't got any like for months already... I want ice-cream! It's hot here in Malaysia & we need some or else we'll DIE!!!!

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Suki & Joey said...

How nice of your dad to help Snappy out!

Hey, Mitch, you're getting neutered today, right? Oh, you poor thing. I hope you're doing ok!

Puggy kisses

Jackson's J1 and J2 said...

Do you live in the land of giant turtles, or something! Sounds scary, but I'm glad Snappy found a new home. J x

Ferndoggle said...

Snappy turtles are super scawwweeeee! Your Dad is a cool dude to give him a new home & keep you 2 out of danger.


Faya said...

Your dad is an hero for Snappy ! Kiss, Faya

PerfectTosca said...

Holy Cannoli! I woulda peed if I saw that turtle!

Myeo said...

Your dad is so brave to hold Snappy. Lucky thing both of you didnt get snapped.

Boy n Baby

Linda said...

Woah, good thing you got that nasty turtle out of your pond. They really are nasty. We worry about them getting to our ponds from the river, but so far so good. Now your duckies & goosies are safe.
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers