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Posted June 10, 2012 - 02:13 AM

when i was a little kid my dad and granpa would go and get snappers and clean them. then they would take the meat into the kitchen and granma would start cookin. she would make turtle soup and fried turtle along with smashed taters, green beans gravy and a salad. oh how i miss those days.


We did the same when I was a kid...fried snapping turtle is great eating.

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Posted June 14, 2012 - 01:28 PM

Yesterday I was doing some york raking on the trails in the woods to keep them maintained and I ran out of gas. I walked back and when I was about to walk back to the tractor my mom stopped me and said she trapped a snapping turtle under a bucket and wanted me to get rid of it. I saw the bucket, and I saw a cinder block sitting on top of it! LOL! I don't know what she thought this thing was. Here it is.

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Posted June 14, 2012 - 02:42 PM

WHEWHEWHEWHEWHEWHEWHEWHEW LIIIIVE ACTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now, c'mon, I can't be the only one who watches that show.

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Posted June 14, 2012 - 02:46 PM



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Posted June 14, 2012 - 03:10 PM

"Turtle Man" lives just 30 miles from me in Lebanon, KY. He's sure either brave or plum crazy!

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Posted June 14, 2012 - 03:14 PM

"Turtle Man" lives just 30 miles from me in Lebanon, KY. He's sure either brave or plum crazy!

I think he's crazy like a fox. People buy crazy and he knows it!

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Posted June 14, 2012 - 03:17 PM

"Turtle Man" lives just 30 miles from me in Lebanon, KY. He's sure either brave or plum crazy!

i think he's a fry short a happy meal myself but he is funny.

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Posted June 14, 2012 - 03:21 PM

I watch that show! I don't like the way he picks them up by the tail though. When pulling it out of the mud or holding it up by the tail you could do some damage, especially when you swing them around and throw them like that! Their tail is diectly attached to their spinal cord and vertebral column, might hurt the turtle.

...He's sure either brave or plum crazy!


Are you talking about me or the turtle man? :laughingteeth:

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Posted June 14, 2012 - 03:36 PM

I watch that show! I don't like the way he picks them up by the tail though. When pulling it out of the mud or holding it up by the tail you could do some damage, especially when you swing them around and throw them like that! Their tail is diectly attached to their spinal cord and vertebral column, might hurt the turtle.


Though, in his defense, he does give the turtle a kiss afterwards to make em feel better.

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Posted June 14, 2012 - 04:12 PM





Are you talking about me or the turtle man? :laughingteeth:


Not you...you seem normal to me (lol). I pick up terrapin & snakes too, but I'll be danged if I'll swim with them! LOL

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Posted June 14, 2012 - 04:44 PM

turtle? In: Turtles and Tortoises, Guinness World Records [Edit categories]

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It is 80 something pounds from Lake Rohunta, Orange, Massachusetts
Not to far from me, about 20 miles or so....nasty critters....

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Posted June 20, 2012 - 03:27 PM

I walked down the bank of the neighbor's pond and saw this one sitting about 4 feet from the edge of the water. If the bottom was rock, and not mud... I think you see where I am going with this. Lol! It was hard to tell with it under the weeds but I am estimating it was about 12-15 inches from tip of the shell to the back of the shell.
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On my way back home I found this little hatchling
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Posted June 20, 2012 - 04:24 PM

Watch him Ryan...he'll take that finger off! :smilewink:

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Posted June 20, 2012 - 04:40 PM

Watch him Ryan...he'll take that finger off! :smilewink:


Maybe in a few years, right now, I am not to worried about him. :smilewink:

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Posted June 20, 2012 - 06:26 PM

They used to dig holes and lay eggs in the side hills near our plant. I think they picked the hardest ground they could find. I still don't see how the little ones dug themselves out of there, Later in the summer there would be little snappers running around until they found the water. I've decided you have to be tough to make it as a Snapper. Feisty buggers.




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