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    The dogs were acting funny when I got back from my walk. It was hot and I left them outside for about an hour, and they swarmed me when I got back, both of them trying to tell me something.
    Morgan finally got my attention my pointing at it and barking....


    She had crawled right up on the back porch. I didn't notice her and just walked by her at first. When I returned she got aggressive. I'd never been around a snapping turtle before, and I was astounded how fast she was! Like a snake!

    So I got a garden tool and put her in a 5 gallon bucket. Took her across the fence and into the woods about 200 feet away.

    Two hours later she was back. Same spot. Still pissed. Snapped. Hissed.

    5 gallon bucket again. Garden tool.............but this time she rode in the back of the pickup to a lake about 3 miles away.


    She was still pissed the last time I saw her.........I think she is looking for a spot to lay eggs.


    Live long, Snapper (I understand they live about 30 years).
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    Are they like mice - where there's one, there's more? :eek:
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    Should have kept her. Put up a few Beware of Turtle signs. Put her in your safe with your valuables.
    "In England a king hath little more to do than to make war and give away places; which in plain terms, is to impoverish the nation and set it together by the ears. A pretty business indeed for a man to be allowed eight hundred thousand sterling a year for, and worshipped into the bargain! Of more worth is one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived."
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    supposedly they make good soup
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    supposedly they make good soup

    They DO, but they are mean critters. Don't get within range of their beak.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    supposedly they make good soup
    They are very expensive meat but their numbers are dwindling so I leave them alone.
    The difference between pigs and people is that when they tell you you're cured it isn't a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    They are very expensive meat but their numbers are dwindling so I leave them alone.
    must be down south, not up here
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    supposedly they make good soup
    Get me some, and make it snappy......:p:D
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    Quote Originally Posted by TruckerMe View Post
    The dogs were acting funny when I got back from my walk. It was hot and I left them outside for about an hour, and they swarmed me when I got back, both of them trying to tell me something.
    Morgan finally got my attention my pointing at it and barking....


    She had crawled right up on the back porch. I didn't notice her and just walked by her at first. When I returned she got aggressive. I'd never been around a snapping turtle before, and I was astounded how fast she was! Like a snake!

    So I got a garden tool and put her in a 5 gallon bucket. Took her across the fence and into the woods about 200 feet away.

    Two hours later she was back. Same spot. Still pissed. Snapped. Hissed.

    5 gallon bucket again. Garden tool.............but this time she rode in the back of the pickup to a lake about 3 miles away.


    She was still pissed the last time I saw her.........I think she is looking for a spot to lay eggs.


    Live long, Snapper (I understand they live about 30 years).
    My sister does not use mouse kill traps.. she captures and releases them.. like you with the turtle. Last year, she took the SAME mouse across the street, through the territory of lots of stray cats.. through an apartment complex and into the woods.. SEVEN TIMES.

    The last time, she drove the thing miles away and released it, and never saw it again.

    She knew it was the same mouse because its tail was broken and bent at an odd angle... the housing for the release thinger was clear, and she could see if she had a mouse. This mouse, unlike others, didnt run when she released it.. it just strolled out of the trap. We figure it was back at her place before she was. haha.
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    I'm reading a fascinating book called "Fannie's Last Supper". The author recreates a Christmas Dinner from the back (menu section) of Fannie Farmer's 1896 cookbook.

    One of the dishes involves either a turtle or mock turtle soup (this is a Victorian menu, obviously). After doing both, the author concludes that the mock turtle version is much superior which explains why so many cookbooks of the era had a mock turtle recipe. It wasn't a lack of turtles; they just don't taste all great. :D
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