This big guy crawled all the way from the creek at the bottom of our, er, hill, of sorts... roughly an 1/8 pf a mile away? Or maybe a quarter of a mile. I confess, I am terrible at determining distance! It takes us humans a little over five minutes to walk down there, if that helps! So he walked that.. and through tall corn as well.
Though after watching him snap at a stick in half... and looking at those claws, he certainly doesn't seem all that defenseless!
We all oohed and ahhed, took a whole bunch of photos of our snapper, washed him off with the hose (from a safe distance, of course!), and threw some celery at him. When went back inside, he turned around and shuffled back into the corn.