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#1 WHdbJD ONLINE  

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Posted June 03, 2015 - 07:09 PM

This snapping turtle was crossing the road at my house, I saved him from

getting squashed, but he is still mad at me!  Trying to bite. It weighed about

8 pounds.  The white line in front of him is a tape measure. 

 

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Posted June 03, 2015 - 07:30 PM

Eat him.
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Posted June 03, 2015 - 07:32 PM

That's a big one! With attitude!


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Posted June 03, 2015 - 07:58 PM

That is a good sized snapper. Could be interesting to butcher...



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Posted June 03, 2015 - 08:01 PM

OUCH Ya they bite HARD and there Neck is Really long.Don't pick one up to look it.It will latch onto your nose before you can react.Don't ask how I know. :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:  :rolling: 


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Posted June 03, 2015 - 08:06 PM

Good eating.  Caught this one in Trenton,Ohio a few years back 


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Posted June 03, 2015 - 08:43 PM

When I was a boy I used to put a small stick by their face and watch em chomp it in half and snappers all seem to have a bad attitude


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Posted June 03, 2015 - 09:04 PM

They go looking for mates this time of year. You can pick them up by their tail, but you better get their attention in front of them before you try to come up behind them to grab their tail. You can eat the meat, but they are more trouble to butcher than they are worth.

Edited by Delmar, June 03, 2015 - 09:07 PM.

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Posted June 03, 2015 - 09:15 PM

Good eating.  Caught this one in Trenton,Ohio a few years back 

 

 

 

I am 15 mins from Trenton!!!


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Posted June 03, 2015 - 09:31 PM

I am 15 mins from Trenton!!!


My uncle lived off the main road going through Trenton before he bought a house in germantown. The turtle was caught on that road my uncle was afraid someone would hit it and rip off their bumper
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Posted June 03, 2015 - 11:36 PM

we have lots of really big snappers here. I have never had the desire to eat one, for that matter I don't eat possum, squirrel, racoon, snake. I have eaten deer, moose, bear, buffalo, elk, buffalo is ok but a nice thick prime rib steak is best in my books, great its 12:30 at night and im thinking about bbq, i'll never get to sleep now
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Posted June 03, 2015 - 11:52 PM

Snapper are not hard to clean at all.  I have cleaned several in years past.  Fish & Game officer and I built a turtle cleaning table once.  Basically it was a wood table with an oval hole in the center.  4 - 1/2"  holes at 4 corner outside the large one.  4 hooks on door springs come out of the smaller holes and hook on the edge of the turtle's shell placed up side down in the large hole.  Springs attached to a foot operated lever under the table.  Step on the lever to tighten the springs good and hook it down.  Then you can clean your turtle with both hands free.  We always put them in a tub of cold water for a few hours first to start to clean them up, then hit them with the pressure washer.  A .38 in the back of head took most of the life out of them.  Kind of greasy but real fine eating.


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Posted June 04, 2015 - 02:13 AM

wow, mobile turtle soup!



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Posted June 04, 2015 - 04:01 AM

Get the pressure cooker out! those critters are tasty! up here in the northeast their called land locked lobsters!

Edited by karl, June 04, 2015 - 04:05 AM.


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Posted June 04, 2015 - 06:24 AM

Snappers can jump straight up and spin completely around and grab you before you know it. As a kid in NC I've seen alligator snappers jump 12" off the ground and spin to grab at something behind them. They taste like oily fish to me, the old black men use to buy the ones I caught, they made soup with them.


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