19 hours ago
Sunday, May 6, 2012
I was standing in the shallow water on the edge of the river, tying on a new section of tippet, when I felt something heavy climbing over my wading boots. I looked down and almost jumped out of my skin when I saw this large snapping turtle clambering over my boots. I had been standing motionless for a while watching a few rising fish on the opposite bank so I guess he figured I was part of the landscape. Once my heartbeat returned to normal I left this fellow to his own devices and I proceeded to catch one of those rising fish.