She…He…It’s Baaaaaack!

The duckling count is dropping. The piddly number of six ducklings is now down to five and I don’t have to look very far to find the reason why.

Snapping turtle
Snapping turtle, circa 2021

Now, I’m not implying that the snapping turtle is snapping up the ducklings…and the goslings. The geese parents are down from four to three. What I am implying is that the snapping turtle loves fresh waterfowl meat…bones…cartilage…beaks…you name it and the snapping turtle will eat it. Even cheese.

Snapping turtle enjoying a piece of American cheese.

I don’t know if this lovely creature is the same snapping turtle that last visited me in 2019.

Snapping Turtle

It was rumored that snapper met his/her demise when a truck flattened it on River Street.

https://concordriverlady.com/2020/06/10/death-on-the-nile/

Yes, I know, there can be more than one snapping turtle in the Concord River but these are really big snapping turtles. Can the area of the river in my little corner of the world support apex predators this large in multiple numbers?

Something to ponder while I enjoy my new and improved snapping turtle. He’s back. Or maybe it’s she’s back.

Snapping turtle, June 2021

Oh well, it’s back.

On a side note, my yard has been certified as a Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. I know, it’s time for a happy dance.

It’s super easy to get your property certified, head to this link and find out the details.

https://www.nwf.org/certifiedwildlifehabitat

Along with receiving a cool flag you’ll be helping out the native wildlife in your area.

My cool new flag from the National Wildlife Federation.

May I also suggest that while you’re on YouTube you should subscribe to my channel; you’ll earn Karma chips.

mallards - ducklings - ducks - babies - chicks

Blessed be :}

Mi manchi, mia amata immortale.

About tinthia

Wondering, searching, and wandering, I'm an earth witch with a desire to get it right in my lifetime. The flow of the river feeds my inner goddess and fuels my soul. Blessed be. :}
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