By Photographer Linda Gilbert

This snapping turtle stopped all the traffic in Charlotte as it crossed Ferry Road headed from the post office to the fire department. Representatives of the two organizations — a postal worker and a fireman — helped nudge the 12-inch pedestrian along. Photographer Linda Gilbert said his nasty expression clearly communicates his displeasure at having his picture taken.This snapping turtle stopped all the traffic in Charlotte as it crossed Ferry Road headed from the post office to the fire department. Representatives of the two organizations — a postal worker and a fireman — helped nudge the 12-inch pedestrian along. Photographer Linda Gilbert said his nasty expression clearly communicates his displeasure at having his picture taken.