Yesterday was one of those days!! The dogs were out back enjoying the nice warm day. They can usually be found resting in one of the two dust bowls they have created next to large trees that they seem to be trying to dig up. I couldn't see them and so I went out into the yard to make sure they weren't into any mischief. Much to my surprise, I found them making dive-bomber attacks at something that was stuck between the bottom edge of our wooden privacy fence and the ground. There was a dug out area under the fence and it was unclear as to who dug it out…my dogs or the critter. I shooed the dogs away (and they weren't too keen on being shooed away!) To my amazement the critter was a large turtle and it wasn't just any turtle, it was a large, angry, frustrated SNAPPING turtle! :eek::eek::eek:And it was wedged firmly under the fence. I put the dogs in the x-pens, gave my 2 little grandsons a snack to keep them occupied, and went out side to do my good deed for the day. It took some doing but with the help of a little garden shovel and a towel to protect my hands, I was able pull him out. He did not assist my efforts and managed to get quite a foot hold in the dirt! When I put him in a bucket to show my grandsons before releasing him, they asked if they could pet him. I took a small stick and poked the turtle with it and it easily snapped it in two with its sharp mouth! The amazing thing is that neither dog suffered any injury! They were really digging and diving in at the turtle and the turtle was stretching out its neck and really snapping at them. He was doing his best get those noses. We have a large ditch behind our fence to reduce flooding during heavy rains that occur at high tide. I think he climbed out into our neighbor's unfenced yard and then stupidly decided to dig and go under the fence into our yard. The dogs were more than happy to help him dig through. I released him back into the ditch.