Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Given the title of this post, can you guess what our new pet is? Think Holling Clancy Holling. Yep, Minn is a snapping turtle. Holling Clancy Holling is the author and illustrator of the wonderful books...

Minn of the Mississippi,

Paddle to the Sea,


Tree in the Trail and


Click here to read more about Holling and these incredible books.

I completed our collection of the above mentioned books just last month, finding the last couple at a discount book venue. Sam was half way through reading Minn of the Mississippi when we went out of town for my sister's wedding. We came home with a baby snapping turtle. He's residing in our frog habitat for now and seems to be enjoying himself. Especially since he has worms and slugs delivered regularly to his little pond.

How long will he last? We're not sure. Goodness. We're not even sure he's a him. But, Sam adores him. So, I hope he lasts awhile. I'll let Sam tell you about him in his own words.... Note: the turtle is mostly under some submerged moss. Only the head and front legs can be seen here.

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  1. I will have to show this video to our new pet banana slug....if he misbehaves I will be shipping him off to Sam for the "Habitat" ....too cute!

  2. I love turtles... My boys brought home a snake a few years back, "Can we keep him?" Can you believe I said YES? We kept him for about a year...watched him shed his skin 3 times..then set him free in an orchard. It was pretty cool!

  3. And now that I have internet I can watch this little video and see your sweet little son talking about turtles killing slugs. Fabulous!

  4. Love the video - does "More with Less" have snapper recipes??


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