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Jeff Lampe
Jeff Lampe

Jeff Lampe has been outdoor writer at the Journal Star in Peoria for 12 duck seasons. He lives in Elmwood with his wife Monica, sons Henry, Victor and Walter, and Llewellin setter Hawkeye. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he is an avid fan of the Bills and still has mental scars from four consecutive Super Bowl losses. Outside of hunting and fishing, Lampe's main passion in Illinois was Class A boys basketball (which sadly no longer exists). Former publisher of the Class A Weekly newsletter, Lampe is a co-author of "100 Years of Madness" and "Classical Madness," both books focusing on prep basketball in Illinois.

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May 24: Picture of the Day

May 24, 2010 at 03:20 PM

Man am I glad this one was in focus. It would be really bad to have to tell people I couldn’t get a turtle in focus as it crossed the road.

This decent-sized snapper was walking back from a corn field to a nearby strip-mine lake. I am willing to bet she laid eggs in the field and was headed back to her home. She had green moss all over her back and looked good and nasty.

After posing for a few pictures, the turtle high-stepped off the road and headed for the lake. The Head Worm will probably tongue-lash me for letting a snapper get away, but we were on our way to go fishing and I didn’t really want to deal with a turtle too.

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