The Inside Dope Watchturtle
There are many here on Team Dope who labor in obscurity and rarely get the credit and notice they so richly deserve. Cranky the Wonder Turtle, our comment screener, is one such unsung hero.
He's a snapping turtle that I caught last year and groomed to step into the demanding world of blogging. Isn't he the cutest?
Sure, he looks cute here, but I'm telling you, after dealing with hundreds of insipid threats, malicious comments, and semi-literant rants for days on end, he can get, well, pissed.
This was taken after he'd had to endure one too many comments from the usual suspect the other day.
Of course, it didn't help that I was holding him up by the tail at the time.
[pictures actually taken June of last year, and yes, I did catch this guy and later, after he graciously posed for a few shots, VERY carefully let him go.]