Yesterday on the way back from Aberdeen just as we were coming west out of Eureka, James noticed that there was something on the road. At first it looked like a piece of tire that probably came off a semi-truck. Then as we got closer it was moving. It might have been a badger or a raccoon at that distance. James slowed down and soon we realized it was of all things a turtle. It was a huge snapping turtle, straight out of the lagoon waters on the south side of the road.
it is hard to see the size without anything to gauge it. It was about 18 inches long and snapped pretty fiercely when I poked it to get it off the road. It eventually went back to the lagoon.