Tank the Snapping Turtle

Tank the Snapping Turtle

Aug 19, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Meeting Room B


Here’s your chance to meet a snapping turtle! Steve Gilfillan has a unique pet he describes as a “shelled dog.” Tank is a 9-year-old snapping turtle, weighing in at over 30 pounds! Learn about Tank’s life and how he and Steve became friends. Steve will also share personal photos and discuss the misconceptions about snapping turtles.

Snapping turtles are generally classified as dangerous animals, although Tank is an exception – he’s comfortable around people and other animals. The turtle makes regular appearances in area schools as well as universities, libraries and other groups.