Some would say the Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina) isn’t the most attractive creature, but it’s a symbol of the swamps and wetlands of South Georgia. The species actually ranges from Canada to Florida. There’s all sorts of folklore regarding these creatures; my great-grandmother always said that if a snapping turtle got you in its grips, it wouldn’t let go until it heard thunder. That may or may not be the case, but I won’t get close enough to find out. I’ll admire from a distance.