Saturday, March 17, 2012

A Whopper of a Tail

Once upon a time, there was a dog named Copper.  Occasionally, when Copper's master would go visit one of her neighbors, Copper and Moon would go as well.  Sometimes, while I visited with Margaret, chatting about plants and shrubs, the dogs would wander around her property, running to and fro through the woods.

One day, however, the pond called to Copper.  It said, "Psst, come on in Copper.  If you do, perhaps you can catch the snapping turtle that's swimming out in the middle."  And so, Copper, the bone~head, entered the water.

He got out up to his chest and decided not to pursue his prey (thank goodness!!!!).  Can you imagine Copper tackling a snapping turtle...especially the big one that inhabits Margaret"s pond?  



11 comments:

laurak@forestwalkart said...

yep, i agree...it was a good think Copper used his (bone) head...those snappers have sharp vise=like jaws...and they can get pretty damn humongous!!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Yes, that sounds like trouble!

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Yes, it's a good idea he gave up that quest. Things could have gotten ugly.

Gail said...

Usually my dogs are smarter than me.

Sandra said...

i am glad Copper used his brain and gave up on the snapper, those things are really dangerous, could bite off a paw or nose. that is a really big one. silly copper smart copper

dr momi said...

Could have been a different ending to this story!

TexWisGirl said...

we've had some run-ins here. mostly when they're on land, but a few in water, too.

Tracy said...

ahhh, glad the dogs stayed their distance. I actually rescued a box turtle this morning on my walk before he comitted comicozi by walking into the road.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I never knew just how mean snapping turtles can be until one that I was trying to get off the road broke the stuck I was using...Glad this had a good ending!!

Ann said...

glad Copper chose not to go after the snapping turtle.

Chatty Crone said...

I'm stopping by to say hello and wishing you a happy St. Pat's day! sandie

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