Would you pick up a Snapping Turtle?

Discussion in 'General' started by Steeltoe, May 21, 2020.

  1. Steeltoe

    Steeltoe What's my move?

    Specifically an Alligator Snapping Turtle. I mean I've picked up softies, box, painted etc. But I never effed with the Alligator.

    I saw one crossing the road today. Alligator Snapper.
    Not a Common Snapper. The prehistoric fker with the big head and jaws.

    I stopped to give it time and I really wanted to pick it up. I didn't eff with it. Hope it's ok.
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  2. ClemsonsR6

    ClemsonsR6 Well-Known Member

    Yeah of course. Done it before to help get them out of the road. Any other place.....leave'um be.
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  3. bigtime

    bigtime Well-Known Member

  4. skidooboy

    skidooboy supermotojunkie

    grab it by the tail, move it off the road in the direction it was traveling. job done. stop being a pansy. Ski
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  5. rabbit73

    rabbit73 Well-Known Member

    If you can find a decent sized stick, poke them in the snout and they'll latch onto it. Then just drag them little dinosaurs off to the side.
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  6. Robin172

    Robin172 Well-Known Member

    Broome would have petted it on the head then wondered where his fingers had gone five seconds later.
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  7. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    I passed by a monster turtle a week or three back. It was trying to cross the road and I only saw him once I was almost past him. About the size of a manhole cover.

    Some one must have moved him 'cause he wasn't there when I came back and he wasn't smashed.
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  8. auminer

    auminer Renaissance Redneck

    When you do pick one up, make sure you hold it at arms length. First time I tried to help one, the little emmeffer pissed all over me.

    No good deed......
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  9. Metalhead

    Metalhead Dong pilot

    Them fuckers make good stew I ain't lying.
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  10. G 97

    G 97 What's my name

    Tail is not a good place as it could cause injury. Pick it up by the back of its shell as far back as possible.
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  11. Venom51

    Venom51 John Deere Equipment Expert - Not really

    Grab the shell just above the rear legs. That's the safest place to put your hands.
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  12. Jed

    Jed mellifluous

    You know how I know you're from the country?
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  13. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    Sounds like you're giving instructions on how to f@ck it. :D
  14. R Acree

    R Acree WTF

    It's true, he ain't lying.
  15. Steeltoe

    Steeltoe What's my move?

    It's weird because Alligator Snapping turtles aren't suppose to be around here. But this dude had the big ridges in his back and much bigger head than the common variety. He didn't look right!

    (And yes, turtle is delicious.)
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  16. 418

    418 Expert #59

    @Steeltoe this is some white people shit. WTF man
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  17. lazlo

    lazlo Stand up guy who corners low.

  18. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    "So, I'm at starsmucks and there's a giant snapping turtle ordering a Venti mochachino with soy and double foam. . . what's my move?"

    Trying to pick up a snapping turtle: "What's a snapping turtle like you doing in a place like this?"
  19. Venom51

    Venom51 John Deere Equipment Expert - Not really

    Lift the tail?
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  20. Steeltoe

    Steeltoe What's my move?

    Who do you think taught white folk to cook turtle?
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