There was an old wooden sign nailed to a post on the
dock. It said Bobbers Glory. Underneath it said
Snapping Turtle. As I sat there painting this scene I was
thinking that Bobber probably was a myth. After about
an hour I noticed this huge mass of moss and seaweed
floating up from the bottom. As it got closer I realized that
Bobber was no myth. This was the largest Snapping Turtle
I had ever seen. At least 2 ft. from nose to tail. A turtle this
size could easily take a mans hand off at the wrist if you
got to close. I had an apple core and tossed it in the
water in front of his nose. In a split second he had slashed
the apple into shreds. That was not what he wanted.
He was staring at me. Don't go near the water!