Burdened Snapping Turtle

This is a photo of a Snapping Turtle that snagged a fisherman's bait. It was still towing 8 or 10 feet of monofilament line that was tangled with weeds and surely would have led to the demise of this turtle from exhaustion and decreased mobility. The weeds in the water just beyond the turtle are wrapeed with the fishing line which trails from the left side of its mouth, around its body and off the frame of the photo.

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