Snapping Turtles like to hang out on the beach too!

Driving down the beach road in Waveland,  I was heading towards Bay St. Louis when a large creature kind hobbled across the road. It had a weird gate and at first I was unsure what type of animal it was. As I got closer I could see it was a huge snapping turtle.  This Turtle was heading out onto the sand to most likely get a tan.

The Waveland beach was beautiful and sandy.  It was also probably a little warmer than the fresh water pond this guy was  hanging out in most days. Just wanted to share the picture of the turtle on the beach!