The Legend of the Giant Snapping Turtle

I’ve long heard stories about a giant snapping turtle that lives in the Duck Pond. Comes now a post on flickr showing what purports to be an image of our Nessie (Fordie?):

According to the poster (a former employee of Special Collections), that white square floating in the water is a cube of shredded wheat…which is probably about an inch long…which would make the head of the guy who’s about to eat it some 9″ long…such that the whole beast is probably bigger than the lid of a trashcan.
Here’s another shot, with geese for comparison. Yikes.