There were a lot of people at the pond today, mostly moms and dad with kids. They had been feeding the turtles so there were a lot of turtles around the bridge when we showed up. We caught a few turtles and all the little kids ohhed and ahhed. It was fun!
Then I saw it… The giant snapper!! Most nobody took notice till I pointed it out. It was huge, bigger than I had remembered. I tried real hard but I couldn’t capture it. It dove down and swam out to the middle of the pond.
Then a few turtles later I saw another big snapper. Not as big as the granddaddy but still pretty impressive. I caught that one and took these photos. You can see my hand holding its tail. I guess this one was about 2 to 3 feet long.
Then some snotty lady ratted us out and the park ranger came down and told us we couldn’t steal the pic-a-nic baskets anymore. Party pooper, big stinky head!! All the other moms and dads were disappointed too cause their kids were getting such a kick out of seeing all the turtles.
I’m not sure what the big deal is. There is a catch and release program in place for the fish so why not the turtles?? And don’t they realize I’m a trained professional? Or at least I would be if sticky, snotty know-it-all ladies who can’t mind their own beeswax wouldn’t go around tattle tailing!!
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