As we were walking up from North Beach our dog, Harley suddenly gave a startled yelp and leaped backwards. When I looked down this is what I saw, the only difference being that its mouth was open and it was spitting: snapping turtle, about two feet long. Luckily Harley showed no signs of injury, although that looks suspiciously like Harley hair in the turtle’s mouth..Must have been a close thing.

Broader view of the monster.

Taken with a Canon EOS 5d and EF 28-105mm f3.5-4.5 USM.

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