Backyard Biology

Nature stories from my backyard and beyond


Is This All There Is?

Monday, October 3, 2011

Is this all there is to life? A growing awareness of self, an untaught urge to scratch through the shell, somehow knowing to dig up to reach the surface, the warmth of the glorious sun, a quick shadow - then oblivion. Surely the young snapping turtle must have hoped for more - if snappers hope for anything at all...