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  1. #1 About Snapping Turtles 
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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.
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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.
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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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    Yeah, we had snappers all over in michigan. I saw some as big as semi tires. Did not want to mess with those.
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    Cajuns hunt them in the bayous. They will snap off a finger or toe in a heartbeat. I had turtle soup once and it was awful.
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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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