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Posted June 04, 2015 - 06:40 AM

If you hook a short black rubber tie down on the front and back of their shell, you can carry them like a suit case. Well, not exactly like a suit case.


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Posted June 04, 2015 - 07:04 AM

If you hook a short black rubber tie down on the front and back of their shell, you can carry them like a suit case. Well, not exactly like a suit case.

I won't want that sucker anywhere near any of my body parts!


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Posted June 04, 2015 - 07:05 AM

If you hook a short black rubber tie down on the front and back of their shell, you can carry them like a suit case. Well, not exactly like a suit case.

 

I'd like to see the TSA at the airports inspect that suitcase! :D


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Posted June 04, 2015 - 07:48 AM

Whed I was a kid I went with my uncle and he would wade along the creek banks feeling for turtles, it was my job to carry the burlap bag. You carry the bag out away from you so they don't snap at your leg if it brushes up against you. He cleaned and ate his catch. I remember putting one of them in the back of a pickup, and stuck a rake handle in front of it. He locked onto it before I could blink an eye. I couldn't shake that thing off.      



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Posted June 04, 2015 - 08:11 AM

Been a long long while since I had seen this move, but it's the first thing that came to mind lol

 

https://youtu.be/Fw_8j3MwfZo


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Posted June 04, 2015 - 08:55 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.


That happened to me too one time. I was messing with one in front of the kids. Between the height of his jump & the length of his neck he almost got me. He tore a chunk out of the stick just a few inches from where my hand was.

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Posted June 04, 2015 - 12:36 PM

Whed I was a kid I went with my uncle and he would wade along the creek banks feeling for turtles, it was my job to carry the burlap bag. You carry the bag out away from you so they don't snap at your leg if it brushes up against you. He cleaned and ate his catch. I remember putting one of them in the back of a pickup, and stuck a rake handle in front of it. He locked onto it before I could blink an eye. I couldn't shake that thing off.      

Did they ever lock on to your uncle?



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Posted June 04, 2015 - 01:07 PM

Been a long long while since I had seen this move, but it's the first thing that came to mind lol

 

https://youtu.be/Fw_8j3MwfZo

 

hahaha great movie.

 

 

The one that latched onto my nose was around 10" across it's back.Picked it up while digging Freshwater Mussels out of the freshly drained Shawnee Lake.They drain it every couple of years to help control the algae and sea weed? Dang thing bled for a long time.Still got a scar on my nose from it.I'm just lucky it let go.Some of them will lock there jaws and you have to cut it's head off to get it to release.

 

I ate many a turtle down at the farm.There is a spring fed swamp down in the bottom that's roughly 200 yards long and 30 yards or so wide and around 6-8 foot deep at the deepest part.Some of those snappers were pretty big around 2 foot across but most were around 14-16" across.

 

 

I ate a bit of everything.Even groundhog is good tasting if properly cooked.



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Posted June 04, 2015 - 06:45 PM

Whed I was a kid I went with my uncle and he would wade along the creek banks feeling for turtles, it was my job to carry the burlap bag. You carry the bag out away from you so they don't snap at your leg if it brushes up against you. He cleaned and ate his catch. I remember putting one of them in the back of a pickup, and stuck a rake handle in front of it. He locked onto it before I could blink an eye. I couldn't shake that thing off.      

Did they ever lock on to your uncle?

 

Not that I remember.






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