Spotted in NEJC: Prehistoric-looking edition, with a snapping turtle and turkey vulture

There are some gnarly lookin’ critters out there, folks.

Case in point, this turkey vulture that local photographer Bill Nichols caught feasting on a rabbit in his Mission backyard earlier this month:

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But there’s nothing quite as prehistoric looking as a good old fashioned snapping turtle, which the Tilton family spotted waddling around north Leawood this weekend:

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As always, if you’ve got any cool wildlife shots you’d like to share with our readers, email us at stories@shawneemissionpost.com.