He's chased off bears and followed the trails of wolves while walking over 16,000 kilometres along the Trans Canada Trail. But in this video from 2010, hiker Dana Meise faces one of his most fearsome predators — a cranky snapping turtle.

Clearly not a happy camper, this turtle teaches Meise a lesson on why people should keep their distance from animals.

For more on Dana Meise’s journey, read our story on “The Hiking Fool.”

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