The boss took this pic. I snapped the other two.
This photo was taken right after I removed the turtle from the curb--and after its projectile urination.
The common snapping turtle can give a painful bite, but unlike the somewhat rarer alligator snapping turtle, in cannot bite off a human finger. These turtles can live over 100 years.
(Photo) Snapping turtle on the banks of the Des Plaines River