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

narlus

Eastcoast Softcore
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Nov 7, 2001
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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.
 

Rip

Mr. Excitement
Feb 3, 2002
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Over there somewhere.
narlus said:
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.
Big Snapping turtle, probably a she going to lay eggs.
 

Hamburgler

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Aug 25, 2004
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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.
 

luken8r

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Mar 5, 2004
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Rip said:
Ever pull out of the water a 120 pound snapping turtle, those are big suckers.
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!
 

luken8r

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Mar 5, 2004
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Melrose MA
Hamburgler said:
Seems like you have pulled them out of the water before...but often times 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.
thats why you need to have a big pair of pliers on hand (not that i would know of course)
 

Rip

Mr. Excitement
Feb 3, 2002
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Hamburgler said:
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.

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.
 

firetoole

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Nov 19, 2004
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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!
 

firetoole

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Nov 19, 2004
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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!