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Old Sep 4, 2011, 5:35 PM   #11
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This is a fabulous thread! Starting with the great snapper, to the poor dog to youthful Clint holding that monster! Love it!!!
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That turtle kept trying to bite my leg. That's my son next to me. Now he's about the same age as I was then and he is also a Captain on the fire department. Maybe he'll catch a snapper for his little boy.
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Old Sep 4, 2011, 9:55 PM   #13
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That turtle kept trying to bite my leg. That's my son next to me. Now he's about the same age as I was then and he is also a Captain on the fire department. Maybe he'll catch a snapper for his little boy.
Is he the same young man who was teaching your grandson how to fish?
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Great pictures.

There are two types of Snapping Turtles in North America. The Common Snapping Turtle and the Alligator Snapping Turtle....both are big....but the Alligator Snappers are the largest of the two.

It is wise to keep away from them as they can be powerful. But they to my knowledge, they only go on the attack if they are threatened....they will defend themselves.

I think people are more frightened of them than they should be and I would guess this is because of their powerful and somewhat prehistoric appearance.


Good advice is to keep your appendages away from their mouth.

When I was a young boy I use to catch all manner of animals...Common Snapping Turtles, Painted Turtles, non poisonous snakes, etc.

I would never harm them and always let them go. Snapping turtles are a valuable animal.....they scavenge dead fish...also live fish...they keep the fish population balanced in lakes and rivers.

Best just to respect them, don't try to touch them, regard them in a kindly manner and let them go about their lives peacefully.
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Is he the same young man who was teaching your grandson how to fish?
You are right Saly - That's Joshua my son and his son Eryk.
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You are right Saly - That's Joshua my son and his son Eryk.
Clint - that's a great story! Does Eryk want to be a third generation fire fighter?
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He's only 4 but he sure likes going to the fire station with his dad.
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Wow, I didn't know anything about snapping turtles before. Great captures lorenww.

Ouch, your poor doggy fofa.

Cool photo Clint
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Beautiful photos, Loren.

Here's a pic of the common snapping turtle that Lesmore mentioned. I took this pic last spring in my front yard. She had just finished laying her eggs in my driveway and was on her way to the river. They are amazing creatures.

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Ditto on the ouch on the dog. This thread was a learning experience for me.
@ Clint, that is an awesome photo of you with your son. Especially with him in your POTD shot with him and his son.

I felt guilty for not removing him from the road, didn't want him getting run over. Now I'm glad I didn't touch him.

Thanks for the comments.
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