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Baby Snapping Turtle in January

IMG-0346Found this little dude in my side yard yesterday. 

I think he is dead -- maybe awoke early during the recent 68-degree days and then got caught in the cold???

No, he didn't die from carrying that quarter around. I placed it next to him for scale....

I brought him inside to see if he would wake up from its torpor. No luck.

I put him back outside this morning with my best wishes.

If you see a young snapping turtle at the CF this spring, I'd like to think it's little Tommy Torpor.