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Another reason not to swim in Lake Chipican

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Local wildlife photographer Ronny D’Haene was shooting in Canatara Park on May 29 when he came across this snapping turtle standing on a pathway. Snapping turtles, Canada’s largest freshwater turtle, eat aquatic plants, fish, snakes and birds and are believed to have a lifespan of 100 years or more. I have seen big ones in my life and this one was over twice the size of the biggest,” D’Haene said. Behemoth, as he nicknamed it, slowly lumbered off and slipped into the murky water of Lake Chipican. Ronny D’Haene Photo

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