A "snappy" tale of Pennsic XXXIX

Master William, of the Kingdom of Meridies, relates a tale of danger and salvation from Pennsic XXXIX involving a snapping turtle and a tent stake. Master William shares the tale on his blog, Will's Miscellanous Musings.

Master William writes:

I stumbled outside in my nightshirt and bare feet and went around to the end of the tent where  .  .  .

Jumpin’ jehosophat!

It was the biggest snapping turtle I have ever seen!

“Hey, that’s the biggest snapping turtle I’ve ever seen!”

This thing was at least eighteen inches in diameter, and had a bite radius of about an inch.  All the flapping and thrashing was because he’d attempted a close pass by our tent wall and snagged his lower shell on a tent stake.