I went out to the barn this morning to feed and let out my chickens and goats. There was this huge snapping turtle facing the chicken house. I didn't notice him/her right away, but as my group of chickens were making their way around the area, the turtle kept turning in their direction. I tried to throw my sweatshirt over it to pick it up and put it in our creek in the back, but it kept hissing and snapping. It had to be 20 pounds! I tried to pick it up with a shovel, but it was too heavy. Do you think it wants to eat the chickens? I can see it getting one because it stays really still, then all of a sudden - SNAP! This picture shows Ginger Goat checking it out. I put my cell phone on it's back to get a reference of the size. It finally went back to the creek by itself, but I wonder if it will be back.