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I think I'm going to name it Fluffy.(Not a Spider)

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Rip, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    Moved a baby snapping turtle to the water side of the trail, nearly hit the little bugger while on the trail today.
     

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  2. kinghami3

    kinghami3 Future Turbo Monkey

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    Cute, glad you didn't kill it. Fvcking spiders. :loathinghatred:
     
  3. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Turtles are cool. :thumb:
     
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    luken8r Monkey

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    those things scare me. theyre like freggin dinosaurs. ive seen them 40+lbs before, not good whilst hissing at you
     
  5. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    nice one. two weeks ago, a big snapper (~2' diameter shell) was crossing the road next to our house, but away from the pond? :confused:

    he looked big enough to fend for himself, though, so we just made sure he crossed OK.
     
  6. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    Big Snapping turtle, probably a she going to lay eggs.
     
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    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    Ever pull out of the water a 120 pound snapping turtle, those are big suckers.
     
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    Hamburgler Chimp

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    be careful with those things...oftentimes there is no way to pick up a medium sized one. They have long necks, sharp claws, and tail that pulls your hand into the jagged rear of the shell.
     
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    luken8r Monkey

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    no, but when i was a kid i did come across two shells of ex-turtles in teh woods. they were both probably 2 feet tall...EEEEnormous!
     
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    luken8r Monkey

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    thats why you need to have a big pair of pliers on hand (not that i would know of course)
     
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    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    I've lived around snapping turtles my whole life, I know how to handle them. The young ones(Hatchlings) you need just a thick set of gloves, hatchlings don't bite. The others you need a broom handle, welder gloves long sleeved shirt and two sets of hands to move.
     
  12. firetoole

    firetoole duch bag

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    Wooo Tulips!!!!
    my parents house has a river running through the back yard and it was common to see the gigantor snappers 2-3' dia. One time when I was a young lad, we were golfing in the back yard and the ball went like 5" from one. So I tried to get it with the club and that sucker chopped the shaft in half:eek: no joke!
     
  13. firetoole

    firetoole duch bag

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    Wooo Tulips!!!!
    I saw on Michigan Out Of Doors (local TV Show)
    this guy goes snapper hunting :eek:
    he waids around in a river and feels with his hand for them then pulls them out by the tail!
    it was extreme!