Baby Snapping Turtle - Reston, Virginia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
N 38° 55.327 W 077° 20.579
18S E 296882 N 4310744
Quick Description: Baby Turtle swiftly moved on the busy Turquoise Trail.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 3/21/2021 4:58:06 PM
Waymark Code: WM13ZZM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 4

Long Description:
I was out for a run and saw what looked like a rock in the middle of the trail. I was about to kick it off and then noticed it was a 2" long turtle so I took a photo or two, picked him up and moved him towards the side of the trail he was facing and then moved on. I have seen snapping turtles before in this area but not that small or very often. I thought I logged the Locationless version of this and it turns out I did and here is my Locationless Cache Log.
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Months most seen crossing: April-May

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