If you love exploring and observing animals in nature, we're in one of the perfect times of year for this activity. Many members of local Facebook groups have been sharing a variety of photos and videos of animals in their natural habitats across Berkshire County and beyond. We've shared some of those posts and videos including bears, ticks, racoons and more.

I came across the video below in The Berkshires Facebook group. A member captured video of this huge snapping turtle in Cheshire Lake. I just had to share it with you Check it out.

This big boy could join the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for sure...lol.

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Let's see what some of the group member reactions and comments were.

- Wow! That's awesome! Thanx for sharing

- I'm going to go out on a limb and say this is a male snapper. We usually only see females when they emerge from the waters in June to lay eggs. The males are rarely seen by the public and surprisingly massive.

- Thanks for sharing!

- Holy smokes!

- Wow!!! that was awesome!

- Wow!

- Dad said they were everywhere in his youth along the tracks. Big as street access covers!!!

- They’re in the Bowl.

- Love them ! So precious battle tested and rogue ! ❤️

- And I thought they were vegan

- I guess not!

- Wow that's crazy

- They are fascinating to watch from a distance. I know from personal observation that they're quick, they don't back down AND can actually launch all four feet off the ground when my dog foolishly kept barking at it!!!

- I was above it on a bridge

- A perfect vantage for safe viewing.

- FYI toes wiggling are a lot like fish swimming

- That's pretty cool! What a great video!!!

- Turtle sushi

- Wow!!

- Used to get monsters around the sewer beds when I worked there.

- Wow!

- Thanks for sharing this!

- This turtle sure does eat good!

- Saw a biggy crossing the road out by the Pittsfield airport dropping dad off at dialysis went back to take pic it was gone

- The one in the Chief Konkapot stream that runs through my yard is huge.

- Great photo

- "If I only had thumbs...!"

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