Yes, this is what you get when you poke a snapping turtle with a stick
So you found a snapping turtle in your driveway? Well, why not grab a stick and poke it, then?
Enter just such a man with said snapping turtle in his driveway and stick in hand. The only other thing you need to know is that he doesn’t seem to want his face left without a good scar.
Turtle: 1, stick guy: 0.
They don’t call them snapping turtles for nothing! Even if this guy got nailed trying to take that turtle and move it back to the swamp or nearby creek, don’t blame the wild animal for its own self-defense mechanism.
Poking it in the face caused a sore spot on the guy with the stick. Where? We may never know. Let this be a reminder that wild animals, even small ones, can fight back and should be treated with respect thusly.
In the meantime, stick pokes turtle, and karma bites man. Leave the wild creatures alone unless you’re helping them, and even at that call the CO first.