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#12794739 - 06/16/18 11:50 PM Alligator snapping trutle
bigcast88 Offline
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Registered: 12/27/14
Posts: 63
Loc: Houston,Tx
caught this 40 pound alligator snapper nothing but trouble with this guy


Edited by steve hummert (06/20/18 03:42 PM)
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#12794880 - 06/17/18 08:13 AM Re: Alligator snapping trutle [Re: bigcast88]
Laker One Offline
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 12207
Loc: San Antonio TX
That turtle has some JAWS! eeks

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#12794955 - 06/17/18 09:36 AM Re: Alligator snapping trutle [Re: bigcast88]
Gitter Done Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
Posts: 11745
Loc: San Antonio Tx.
Neat video!

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#12796661 - 06/18/18 04:39 PM Re: Alligator snapping trutle [Re: bigcast88]
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Registered: 11/05/05
Posts: 3953
Loc: Sachse, Tx
need to call turtle man

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#12796784 - 06/18/18 05:59 PM Re: Alligator snapping trutle [Re: bigcast88]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 1895
Loc: Texas
We have one on Lake Athens that has a head about as big as a 60 lbs. pit bull terrier. It is well-known, seen quite a lot. Lately, it has been hanging around the NW side of the 2495 bridge up in the mouth of a cove.

Kayaking friends saw it a week or so ago, asked me if I had ever seen it and I told them its history.

It seems to follow me when I am in my "alligator snapping turtle-colored" canoe. I think it has amorous intentions, not sure.

And, I don't want to find out!

*** Alligator snappers have the really strong ridges on their carapaces (upper shell); common snapping turtles have smooth carapaces. I think Lake Athens is close to as far west as the Alligator snappers are found. They are common in southeast states.

Very cool prehistoric animals.

Brad

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#12796804 - 06/18/18 06:07 PM Re: Alligator snapping trutle [Re: bigcast88]
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Registered: 07/12/09
Posts: 1060
Loc: DFW
Mean dude. Would take a finger off in a heartbeat.
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