Thursday, September 23, 2010

Green-Wood's Godzilla

Marge tells stories of a massive Snapping Turtle living in the Crescent Water of Green-Wood Cemetery. She named the beast "Godzilla". I've only caught brief glimpses of this legendary monster and never experienced the full impact of his or her enormous size. The other day Marge and her son, Jean-Luc, spotted the giant reptile at the edge of the pond and snapped these photos. It looked as if Godzilla was preparing to drag Jean-Luc, kicking and screaming, into the depths of Crescent Water. Thankfully, Marge and Jean-Luc survived the encounter.

Michael Z. just forwarded me the following video that he recorded last year:

1 comment:

Matthew said...

The snapper in the Lullwater in Prospect looks to be even bigger. Way more kids to feed on there then in the cemetery....

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