I've had a lot of wild life visit my back yard in Southampton, but never a Snapping Turtle. This young lady was just passing through from her home in Fairy Lake which is just below my property. I tried to feed her some cherry tomatoes from my garden but she was not the least bit interested. She had other things on her mind, like maybe trying to find a good spot to lay her eggs.
"HEY! OUTTA MY WAY BUSTER..."
Question: How much room do you give a Snapping Turtle? Answer: "As much as it wants! -- especially if it is an unexpected intruder in your back yard.
"THAT'S ME GONE...I CAN TAKE A HINT"
"...Besides, I'm heading for that cucumber patch over there. Oh, right, turtles don't like cucumbers, but what the heck; I might find something else interesting."
"I'M CAMERA-SHY, DON'T YOU KNOW"
"...Well, okay, go ahead and snap one. I'm not going to hold this pose much longer. Cheese!"