This Common Snapping Turtle was found wandering along the entrance to the Village Creek Drying Beds in Arlington, Texas. The driveway runs along side of a swampy area for several hundred yards/meters. It is not clear why the snapping turtle felt compelled to leave the safety of the water, but I would suspect it might have something to do with spring. Egg laying or mate seeking possibly?

Common Snapping Turtle - Walk Around

Common Snapping Turtle - Walk Around

Common Snapping Turtle - Walk Around

Common Snapping Turtle - Walk Around

Common Snapping Turtle - Walk Around