Do all turtles bite?

Discussion in 'General' started by Gorilla George, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck

    There were two of them in a yard next door to where I was doing some work several years ago. They were having turtle sex.

    He would pull back... slowly... then (slowly) do the next down stroke with his head thrown back letting out a "" haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa"" bleat.

    I haven't laughed that much about any sex act I've ever witnessed... to include losing my virginity.

    I think I have a video, somewhere. I'll look for it tonight when I get home.
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  2. BSA43

    BSA43 Well-Known Member

    Rabbits probably laugh at humans having sex, too.
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  3. SpeedyE

    SpeedyE Experimental prototype, never meant for production


    They non-aggressive in the water....they feel safe.
    On land, they are scared, in defense mode.
    Cool u have two in pond....they are very cool animals
  4. I’ve seen some offshore Africa that appeared to be at least 2m long.

    ...this is in over 2000m water depth. Nowhere near land.

    I reckon those bigass ones just stay in the water all the time?
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  5. Mechdziner714

    Mechdziner714 More Gas Less Brakes

    Leatherback sea turtles can be 7ft long and can dive down over 4000ft, eating mostly jellyfish. Saw one in South Carolina on a beach at night and have been fascinated ever since.
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  6. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    Broome, you need a dog. A big, drooly, farts a lot and fetches 4 x 4s dog. Newfoundland, yeap, one of them.
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  7. R Acree

    R Acree WTF

    Pretty much, except to lay their eggs.
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  8. Steeltoe

    Steeltoe What's my move?

    And steal children from their homes sleeping peacefully in their beds.
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  9. SpeedyE

    SpeedyE Experimental prototype, never meant for production

    When I was 13 or 14 I caught a large angry snapping turtle, took it home as a pet for a few months. Fed it minnows/etc. Couple weeks into it you could pick it up and carry it around like a harmless box turtle, scratch its head/neck/etc....would eat hotdog chunks out of your hand. Very Docile. Amazing what wild animals become when they do not feel fear.
  10. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck

    How much is all that in 'murican?

  11. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    'bout tree fiddy.
  12. MikeR

    MikeR Well-Known Member

    Nope.....he needs a Boxer! Big, energetic, muscular fartballs that totally would fit his personality! Love our goofball Rocky!
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  13. Banditracer

    Banditracer Dogs - because people suck

    I bet he'd have several if it wasn't for his work and being gone all the time.
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  14. Sprinky

    Sprinky Well-Known Member

    It's not mine a local lady has it. It's the same kind as what Garth posted. An African Spurred Tortoise also called a Salcuta Tortoise. The lady said that it likes to be petted just like her dogs.
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  15. Jaketheone46

    Jaketheone46 Well-Known Member

    Lol yep totally harmless.
  16. sdg

    sdg *

    What's the biggest snapper you've seen? I saw one dead in southern IN around '99 that I swear could have taken an adult human male foot off
  17. OldGuyOnBlu

    OldGuyOnBlu Well-Known Member

    All I can add is this: F'n snappin' turtles are faster than you can imagine. They can spin 180 degrees in a nano-second with the neck extended and the mouth coming down on the first thing in reach. Whoever posted they were slow and you could grab them by the tail apparently was Damn lucky. For the record, I had one bend a piece of conduit like Tootsie roll. Leave the MF'rs
  18. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    Does your turtle bite?
    <angry turtle noises and broome now missing a finger>
    I thought you said your turtle didn't bite?
    That's not my turtle.
  19. Spitz

    Spitz Well-Known Member

    If its got a beak dont mess with it. Good rule in life. Birds bite damn hard too
  20. SirCrashAlot

    SirCrashAlot Well-Known Member

    Used to be a huge turtle that lived near t3 at Roebling. I first saw it during a race cause I thought it was a big rock. On the next lap around it was closer to the track than before lol. After the race i saw a corner worker moving it.... it looked like it weighed 40 lbs or better.
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