Friday, April 25, 2014

Freaky Friday

We were all lookin out the front windows but werent chitterin at annything, so TBT glanced out an saw a tiny movement.  Well, it wasn't tiny to US.  But still, we were impressed he saw it at all so fast (bein a Bein an all those sensory restrictions he has).

But he focused on it right away an grabbed his camera...

TBT said it was a SNAPPIN TURTLE!  We never saw one before.

TBT said it can crunch a broomstick in half, so we should never mess with them .  OooK, we wont mess with that... Seriously, our legs are good, but they arent stronger than broomsticks.
 Even if it DOES look like fun ta play with its tail...
It wanted ta cross the street.  Apparently, it was in our little creek an wanted more space.
TBT wasnt gonna pick it up cuz he says they have LONG necks and bite (that broomstick thing, right).   He says that big mouf is all SHARP BONE. 
So he lifted it with a shovel and got it past the street.  Theres a swamp past the street, so it should be happy there and never come back.

Which is good, cuz we dont want annything that can bite off OUR broomsticks in OUR yard!!!

MOUSIES!  Snakes last week, snappin turtles this week, whats comin NEXT week?  We hope NOTHIN!!!

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OH!  Dint wanna ferget its Grampa's Birfday.  He's 92!  TBT says that is probably about 24 in cat-years.  WOW!

13 comments:

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Eeek! That is one bit of wildlife I'm glad we don't see in OUR yard! Happy birthday to your Grampa!

Kjelle Bus said...

I've seen Snapper Turtle's on Animal Planet and I'm sure glad TBT helped him cross the Street !
Happy BIRTHDAY to your Grampa !

Fuzzy Tales said...

Yikes! We wouldn't want to meet one of those turtles. Our human sometimes sees females turtles (not sure what kind of turtle, though) laying eggs at the side of a nearby road that runs through a swampy area. Unfortunately the road is very busy, one of the main thoroughfares in the city, so it doesn't bode well for the turtles. :-/

A very happy birthday to your Grampa! We hope he has a good celebration.

The Swiss Cats said...

We never saw a wild turtle ! This one is very impressive, and after reading your post we don't want to meet it ! Purrs

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

Well happy 92nd birthday to your Grandpa we wondered how he was doing. Holy cod that was some critter to come through your yard no doubt about it we don't know what will come next!

Megan said...

Good that you three spotted it and TBT intervened. Teamwork!

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Flynn said...

Yikes! I would rather have the goose in my field than one of those turtles.
Happy Birthday to your Grampa.

Brian said...

That could be one mean dude, or dudette! Happy Birthday to your Grampa from all of us.

Mariodacat said...

Holy Catfish! Happy Birthday to Gpa. 92 is really a milestone. I'm only 8! Now that snapping turtle looks kinda like he'd be fun to play with, but I sure wouldn't want him taking my legs off or my tail! Yikes! Good thing your dad is going to move him.

Katie Isabella said...

I am grateful TBT removed him safely and across the street. I know my mom will take turtles across the street too.

Derby, Ducky said...

Yep, mum was thinking shovel to move it. He did a good job.

We just had a mallard duck in our yard this week.

Terri said...

Kitties should never play with snappin' turtles! We're glad he got a lift across the street :)

Katnip Lounge said...

Holy Cats! And all we get here are boring sidewinders.