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Visitor in my front pond

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by broc944, May 29, 2006.

  1. broc944

    broc944 1/2 ton status

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    Had to sneak up behind him to get this shot, he flew in the water when he saw me.
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    Saw this black bear last night. Not a very good pic, was at a distance, biggest black bear I have ever seen though.
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    Holy **** thats a big damn turtle. Snapping turtles scare me...moreso than bears.
     
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    That is a big turtle. I hate seeing those while swimming.
     
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    how big would you estimate it was? we have a few good sized one here. found one a few years ago that looks about that size and dragged it across the lake to a small creek. a few brothers wanted it but when they saw how big it was they didnt want it around there kids.
     
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    thats one hell of a snapping turtle man. I'd be more afraid of it than the bear, haha.
     
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    I really can not give a good estimate on his size, his shell I would say was 2 feet front to back, maybe more. I wanted a pic of his head, but he actually say my shadow and made a retreat into the water before I could snap a pic.
     
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    WOW! Looks like an alligater snappin turtle,lot of those around here.They get pretty old up into the 100's.I've seen one snap a aluminun net handle in two.
     
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    i was trying to judge by the width of the boards but they all very. that one looks to be alittle bigger then the one we caught.
     
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    That's the Jabba the Hut of turtles.. :eek:
     
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    that's awesome, i've never seen anything like that in person
     
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    Can you say snapper soup!!I bet he could take two or three fingers or a small dog if you get to close .
     
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    I didn't think they were that far North, I thought they were just in the South, thats cool dood...Is it on your property???
     
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    Yep, my house sits between a small pond and a larger one, well actually I am surrounded by ponds, its just those two I can see from the house.
     
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    That is badass! I'm from California so that crap is new to me. I've seen one here in Missouri crossing the dang 4 lane highway. Not something I'm used to seeing for sure.
     
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    That's one of the biggest snappers i've ever seen! I'll never forget my encounter with one when I was about 6. My grandpa was checking a trot line we set out earlier for some cats. He was pulling the line and the boat started tipping hard. He said that the line was probably snagged and kept pulling. There was an alligator snapper that was probably 60-80 lbs on the hook. He dragged it in and we took it back to the lakekouse to show everyone. I remember how damn mean that thing was. It would hiss, snap and scare the hell out of you when it was threatened. One of the best memories of my grandpa.
     
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    that is the biggest snapping turtle I have ever seen
     

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