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Snapper by Ken Craft | Tuesday, August 02, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

August 2nd, 2016

Episode 665 of 786 episodes

Atop the ridge near the driveway, small ramparts of sandy dirt behind her, a snapping turtle lays her eggs at dusk. Her eyes, heavy-lidded, blink with boredom at her audience. Supreme in her ill-chosen spot, her helmet of stink, the algae like wet war ribbons clinging to her carapace, she appears exhausted with ancientness. Behind... Read more »

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