June 22, 2012

Chomping at the Bit

Meadowlark Gardens Regional Park sells food pellets for visitors to feed the koi in their pond. However, snapping turtles also apparently have a taste for koi food, sometimes viciously chomping at the pellets and living up to their name. After realizing that I had a steady supply of food with me, this one got lazy. This is one of the first photos I took, when aggressively snapping at the food still seemed necessary. By the time I was down to the last pellet, it merely opened its mouth and waited for the food to flow in. I hope I didn't dull its instincts!