This gent or girl was about dinner-plate sized, and was in the driving lane on a two-way highway. I stopped to move her to the side and she was decidedly ungrateful, and gave me this evil glare. I hope she continued her westward journey and stayed off the highway.
How old is a dinner-plate-sized snapper? I don't know. I've heard of *much* larger snappers.
I am still impressed with her badger-like claws, and may I add that one of the first things I recognized about her was her long tail with about nine spikey things along the top ridge. Very dinosaur-ey. Naturally I did not get that photo. I was a little distracted with the 60 mph traffic, after all.