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Posted by kephy on May 02, 2003 at 12:17:01:
In Reply to: More info...... and I have a PIC of him posted by nathana on May 02, 2003 at 12:11:17:
Snappers also will find water as a hatchling and then not leave it unless it dries up on them or becomes otherwise inhospitable. Their safety is in stealth and being in the water, land is dangerous and they avoid it, even adults get testy when they are on land.
See, when I found him he was a good block from any decent water. It was near a lake, but not near for him, I can't imagine the little guy traveling so far from the water on his own. I think that because it rained the night before he might have ventured from the lake into a puddle, and then when it dried up he was stranded in the middle of a very large, very hot, very dangerous dog park. In fact being as far from the water as he was, I think a dog may have carried him even farther than he had originally traveled. He seemed just terrified when I found him, and extremely hot and dry. I have no doubt that if we didn't get him out of there he wouldn't have had a chance.