Wednesday, June 01, 2016


According to Susanne Kynast on the web site Tortoise Trust, "Around mid June [snapping turtle] nesting will start. The females undertake extensive true nesting migrations in search for a preferably sandy, sunny nest site."

Several snapping turtles have been seen in the village lately. Just a few days ago Lachlan called me over to see a snapper that was slowly making her way across Howard Street.

Tortoise Trust has a wealth of information about snapping turtles. As Kynast quotes B. Gilbert, snappers are “creatures who are entitled to regard the brontosaur and mastodon as brief zoological fads”

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is the dramatic story of life-saver Rasmus Midgett and his rescue of the crew of the barkentine Priscilla in August, 1899. You can read it here:


  1. Debbie Leonard7:50 AM

    I saw one on my street yesterday and then another smaller one on Middle Rd. They do seem to be everywhere!

  2. Julie S.11:15 AM

    We are experiencing the same here in East Tennessee. Saw two "crossing the road" in past 6 days.