Henry the 10 kg Snapping Turtle

Henry, a 10 kg Snapping Turtle, arrived early in the season after being hit by a car. He sustained a large fracture on his carapace, or upper shell. He will have to spend the winter at RVWS to allow his shell more time to heal and will be released back into the wild next spring. Snapping turtles are the only turtles that cannot protect themselves by retracting their limbs into their shells. Hence, their seemingly aggressive nature when threatened. As with most wildlife, snappers will flee and avoid any sort of confrontation if given the chance.