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Who Likes Alligator Snapping Turtles?

Discussion in 'Turtles' started by G8ERMAN, Feb 9, 2009.

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  1. G8ERMAN

    G8ERMAN Elite Member


    This is Stumppy, I cant remember how old she is but she was found in Big Ails pound with no back feet and her shell has bite holes we think are from Big Ail.
  2. Dragoness

    Dragoness Elite Member

    oh, poor thing, it's a good thing they are so tough!
  3. Lucysfriend

    Lucysfriend Elite Member

    No kidding you'd have to be tough to survive something like that,lol.
  4. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    That's one big turtle. And this should be a GREAT example for people who think they can keep them as indoor pets!
  5. G8ERMAN

    G8ERMAN Elite Member

    Yeah they are illegal to own because they are supposed to be an endangered species. But I dont see how they could get a count on something that spends 90 to 95% of it's life under water. We found a loop hole, if found on your property it can stay on the property. We have another about 25 pounds larger.

  6. Lucysfriend

    Lucysfriend Elite Member

    Reminds me when I was 10 and found a snapping turtle on my way home. It was the size of a dinner plate. Brought it to my father and asked can I keep it?
    The look of horror to this day makes me laugh so hard I cry. LOL
  7. G8ERMAN

    G8ERMAN Elite Member

    LOL, Was it an Alligator Snapping Turtle? Scutes on the tail and three high ridges on their back?
  8. Lucysfriend

    Lucysfriend Elite Member

    I highly doubt that I live in Wisconsin,lol.
    I just remember high tailing it back home getting a huge bucket and riding back home just in time for my dad to pull up.
    It didn't hiss until my dad looked at it,lmao.:p
  9. Kendalle

    Kendalle Elite Member

    i saved a snapper from off the road one time i was scared of it i managed to pull it into a shovel and move it though! i couldnt leave something so slow on the road and when they get scared they stand guard or attack before running. He was maybe 18 inches across and HEAVY
  10. SpecterGT260

    SpecterGT260 Elite Member

    just curious, who is Big ail? is he the larger snapper?
  11. RES/AnoleLover89

    RES/AnoleLover89 Elite Member

    There's one with a shell the size of a car tire in the river behind my house. My dad told me it's been there since he was a kid. It used to come up every fall and eat apples till our trees got flooded out.
  12. schlegelbagel

    schlegelbagel Frog Lover Premium Member

    14 foot crocodile.
  13. Whatshername

    Whatshername Elite Member

    I believe Big Ail is a gator.
    I know in WI we have some kind of snapper, but not what it is. My grandparents owned the land around a lake up north and they had a GIANT snapper. I'd say that one was about truck tire size. Scared me half to death. That lake was stuffed with large aquatics. We once caught an 11 in Bluegill!
  14. Whatshername

    Whatshername Elite Member

    Ah, croc, I posted at the same time you did, and I wasn't sure, lol
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