A large snapping turtle emerged from Lake Superior Wednesday, June 17.

The turtle, which was larger than a small dog, crawled up into the sand, turned around and made its way back into Lake Superior near the mouth of the Middle River.

A large snapping turtle crawls back towards Lake Superior after coming out of the water near the mouth of the Middle River Wednesday, June 17. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
A large snapping turtle crawls back towards Lake Superior after coming out of the water near the mouth of the Middle River Wednesday, June 17. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)