I had never seen one of these in the garden before
While making my prebreakfast check of the garden I encountered the gal pictured below. This is the first time I have ever encountered a snapping turtle in the garden. Snapping turtles are known to travel long distances overland between bodies of water. I once saw one halfway up/down a mountain where it was at least 400 vertical feet to the top or bottom with no bodies of water in between. I did not know about the top of the mountain but at the bottom it would be a long way to any body of water I know of.