Happy Global Turtle Day everyone! This juvenile snapping turtle smiled for the occasion - right before he tried to bite the camera! This young turtle (6 inch shell length) was the second snapping turtle located in the shallows, where nearly a dozen adult musk turtles were observed feeding on aquatic vegetation.
Hanging out in the cattails in a slow-moving inlet on a freshwater lake. Submerged.
C. serpentina # 4 in Megunticook Watershed survey