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Alligator snapping trutle #12794739
06/17/18 04:50 AM
06/17/18 04:50 AM
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bigcast88 Offline OP
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caught this 40 pound alligator snapper nothing but trouble with this guy

Last edited by steve hummert; 06/20/18 08:42 PM.

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Re: Alligator snapping trutle [Re: bigcast88] #12794880
06/17/18 01:13 PM
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That turtle has some JAWS! eeks

Re: Alligator snapping trutle [Re: bigcast88] #12794955
06/17/18 02:36 PM
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Neat video!

Re: Alligator snapping trutle [Re: bigcast88] #12796661
06/18/18 09:39 PM
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need to call turtle man


Re: Alligator snapping trutle [Re: bigcast88] #12796784
06/18/18 10:59 PM
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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

Re: Alligator snapping trutle [Re: bigcast88] #12796804
06/18/18 11:07 PM
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Mean dude. Would take a finger off in a heartbeat.

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