This poor Snapping turtle ended up on the edge of my lawn the other day. She was going back to the pond by my house after laying her eggs, according to the local dog officer I called. He helped her back to the pond, I called because of the many kids and dogs that walk by all the time. She was about 2 1/2 feet long, I placed a yard stick beside her, because I am not a good judge of length She was not happy about the help! She went after him many times before she was back in the pond, what a sight! Glad he had big boots on! She could have really hurt him or anyone one who bothered her! Glad it was a happy ending for her!