Snapping turtle eyes

This is the month for egg-laying turtles. A common snapping turtle was trying to dig herself a nest at the side of Lake Cheston yesterday.

Nest-digging snapping turtle

Snapping turtles usually scurry away at the first sign of an approaching human. But this one stayed still as I passed, giving me a look at her remarkable eyes.

Striped iris of a female snapping turtle

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