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2012-06-13 09:59:23 AM
*sigh*

We're never going to get him out of the Senate.
 
2012-06-13 10:25:48 AM
Sounds like he's in the soup.
 
2012-06-13 11:53:18 AM
"The business, Rowe said, took the turtle to provide the animal a home."

In the soup pot.
 
2012-06-13 11:54:25 AM
Giant turtle? I saw a snapper in Shedd's Aquarium in Chicago whose shell was the diameter of a poker table. Now, that's giant!

Was also pleased to see it is native to the part of the U.S. I live in. If I ever saw that in the wild, I would die.
 
2012-06-13 12:00:48 PM
Snapping Turtle arrested? Surprised the useless/worthless cops didn't blow his shell away.
 
2012-06-13 12:01:20 PM
He's coming right for us!
 
2012-06-13 12:05:46 PM
A 10 lb snapper. whoooooo..... What pussies. That's a baby. I've seen them get up to 150 lbs. And they aren't dangerous -- unless you are a fish or you go farking with it.
 
2012-06-13 12:07:04 PM
I'm always happy to see turtles of that size or greater.My feeling is if they get that big they deserve to be left alone. same with spiders.
/one of the fun things about drifting and fishing out of a kayak is turtles swim up to you thinking your a log.
 
2012-06-13 12:10:27 PM
What bothers me the most about this story is the way they presented it, had the place not taken in the turtle, they would have "put it down"... In effect destroying the animal for trying to change it's territory and getting snippy when the humans interviened...

While admittably dangerous, it's no more dangerous than a deer that walks into a human settlement, but Bambi looks cute while Leonardo doesn't...

Yes, I know... Welcome to Fark...
 
2012-06-13 12:12:19 PM
Beaver ton.
 
2012-06-13 12:14:10 PM
'A battle ensued.'

Comedy gold right there.
 
2012-06-13 12:14:29 PM
claydaze.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-06-13 12:14:57 PM
i884.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-13 12:19:31 PM
Oh! Come and see the violence inherent in the system! Help, help, I'm being repressed!
 
2012-06-13 12:19:33 PM
Arcturus72 [TotalFark] 2012-06-13 12:10:27 PM

What bothers me the most about this story is the way they presented it, had the place not taken in the turtle, they would have "put it down"... In effect destroying the animal for trying to change it's territory and getting snippy when the humans interviened...

While admittably dangerous, it's no more dangerous than a deer that walks into a human settlement, but Bambi looks cute while Leonardo doesn't...

Yes, I know... Welcome to Fark...



Bambi is not so cute and I wouldn't mind some venison at all if it weren't so dangerous to shoot them so close to people.
 
2012-06-13 12:25:01 PM

dryknife: [claydaze.files.wordpress.com image 600x468]


I'm amazed that guys who go noodling for catfish and snapping turtles still have all of their fingers.
 
2012-06-13 12:25:05 PM
It took 12 posts to see a pic of the Turtle Man? Fark, I am disappoint.
 
2012-06-13 12:27:16 PM

Arcturus72: What bothers me the most about this story is the way they presented it, had the place not taken in the turtle, they would have "put it down"... In effect destroying the animal for trying to change it's territory and getting snippy when the humans interviened...

While admittably dangerous, it's no more dangerous than a deer that walks into a human settlement, but Bambi looks cute while Leonardo doesn't...

Yes, I know... Welcome to Fark...


Some animals can easily be put back where they belong. Some cannot. I don't know the mechanics of snapping turtle release, and that article is just chock-full of omissions about turtles in general; but there may be other reasons why the turtle couldn't just be taken to the nearest pond and tossed in. If the animal is in poor health or potentially carrying disease, I know that sometimes release agencies don't let them go. Also if a "wild" animal has been made into someone's pet, it might not be safe to return it.

Since the article doesn't explain any of this, it's hard to know why throwing it back into the water wasn't an option,.
 
2012-06-13 12:29:50 PM
One of my first sources of income was catching and selling snapping turtles to restaurants for soup. (/csb)

If a young teen can wrangle these things, a cop should be able to. Although, I also had to deal with the rabid groundhogs regularly when the cops were too chickenshiat to handle them. Are they (snappers, not chickenshiat cops) uncommon Oregon?

/aware I sound like a redneck
 
2012-06-13 12:31:44 PM

NutWrench: dryknife: [claydaze.files.wordpress.com image 600x468]

I'm amazed that guys who go noodling for catfish and snapping turtles still have all of their fingers.


I guess you don't watch Discovery Channel?

Call of the Wildman
 
2012-06-13 12:50:38 PM

Erix: One of my first sources of income was catching and selling snapping turtles to restaurants for soup. (/csb)

If a young teen can wrangle these things, a cop should be able to. Although, I also had to deal with the rabid groundhogs regularly when the cops were too chickenshiat to handle them. Are they (snappers, not chickenshiat cops) uncommon Oregon?

/aware I sound like a redneck


Why do you even need a cop to just herd the turtle into a trash can with a shovel. The farking primate who called it in should be able to manage that. I can see calling animal control or the DNR to see what they want you to do with of course.
 
2012-06-13 12:56:41 PM
He...

almost...

got...

away...
 
2012-06-13 01:09:27 PM
Fight the Power!!
 
2012-06-13 01:26:55 PM

Erix: One of my first sources of income was catching and selling snapping turtles to restaurants for soup. (/csb)

If a young teen can wrangle these things, a cop should be able to. Although, I also had to deal with the rabid groundhogs regularly when the cops were too chickenshiat to handle them. Are they (snappers, not chickenshiat cops) uncommon Oregon?

/aware I sound like a redneck


They are not native and according to Oregon Dept of Fish and Wildlife:

It is illegal in the state to buy, sell, possess or release this non-native turtle. If you've just realized you are in possession of a non-native turtle, contact your local ODFW office.

So an Oregonian trying to handle a snapping turtle is like a Southern Californian trying to drive in the rain.

Hilarious.
 
2012-06-13 01:30:49 PM

Salem Witch: Erix: One of my first sources of income was catching and selling snapping turtles to restaurants for soup. (/csb)

If a young teen can wrangle these things, a cop should be able to. Although, I also had to deal with the rabid groundhogs regularly when the cops were too chickenshiat to handle them. Are they (snappers, not chickenshiat cops) uncommon Oregon?

/aware I sound like a redneck

They are not native and according to Oregon Dept of Fish and Wildlife:

It is illegal in the state to buy, sell, possess or release this non-native turtle. If you've just realized you are in possession of a non-native turtle, contact your local ODFW office.

So an Oregonian trying to handle a snapping turtle is like a Southern Californian trying to drive in the rain.

Hilarious.


In that case, I'm surprised no one lost a finger.
"It's a freaking turtle, how dangerous can it be?"
 
2012-06-13 01:33:04 PM

Cold_Sassy: Giant turtle? I saw a snapper in Shedd's Aquarium in Chicago whose shell was the diameter of a poker table. Now, that's giant!

Was also pleased to see it is native to the part of the U.S. I live in. If I ever saw that in the wild, I would die.


That was probably an alligator snapping turtle. Those farkers can get real big.

JackieRabbit: A 10 lb snapper. whoooooo..... What pussies. That's a baby. I've seen them get up to 150 lbs. And they aren't dangerous -- unless you are a fish or you go farking with it.


See above. Common snappers don't get nearly that big.
 
2012-06-13 01:40:05 PM
It got to be too much, man. He just snapped.
 
WGJ
2012-06-13 01:43:00 PM
Once while swimming cross turtle creek
Man them snappers right at my feet
Sure was hard swimming cross that thing
with both hands holding my dingaling
 
2012-06-13 01:45:26 PM
He's friend to children.
upload.wikimedia.org
/really neat, made from turtle meat
 
2012-06-13 01:47:25 PM

MBooda: He's friend to children.
[upload.wikimedia.org image 230x240]
/really neat, made from turtle meat


I hear Jesus lives there.
 
2012-06-13 01:52:03 PM

Arcturus72: What bothers me the most about this story is the way they presented it, had the place not taken in the turtle, they would have "put it down"... In effect destroying the animal for trying to change it's territory and getting snippy when the humans interviened...

While admittably dangerous, it's no more dangerous than a deer that walks into a human settlement, but Bambi looks cute while Leonardo doesn't...

Yes, I know... Welcome to Fark...


I was taken aback by that also. Why in the hell would you put down a turtle? Yes, I read the thread and the attempt to justify this nonsense. All I can think is that some of you must be from Claxton, GA because you are fruitcakes.
 
2012-06-13 01:52:09 PM
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2012-06-13 02:14:03 PM

Lunaville: Arcturus72: What bothers me the most about this story is the way they presented it, had the place not taken in the turtle, they would have "put it down"... In effect destroying the animal for trying to change it's territory and getting snippy when the humans interviened...

While admittably dangerous, it's no more dangerous than a deer that walks into a human settlement, but Bambi looks cute while Leonardo doesn't...

Yes, I know... Welcome to Fark...

I was taken aback by that also. Why in the hell would you put down a turtle? Yes, I read the thread and the attempt to justify this nonsense. All I can think is that some of you must be from Claxton, GA because you are fruitcakes.


Well, apparently they're not native to the area, which is a pretty farking good reason to kill it if they can't find a qualified place to keep it.

/that and the soup.
 
2012-06-13 02:16:52 PM
I love my home state. I'd much rather this make our 11 o'clock news than someone's face being eaten.
/suck it florida
 
2012-06-13 02:29:08 PM
If the turtle did just wander up into the back yard, he was resting and was between swampy/wetlands areas. He probably out grew his previous habitat and was looking for a bigger lake to live in. If he stopped in the yard and refused to move, he was exhausted and about as big a threat to anyone as a rock resting in a yard is a threat, as in only a threat to people when someone picks it up and starts farking with it.
 
2012-06-13 02:48:13 PM
Bah, he probably has friends in high places to bail him out.

i.huffpost.com
 
2012-06-13 03:34:54 PM
A 1' long turtle out muscled this pig? No wonder they just shoot (murder) so many kids.
 
2012-06-13 04:03:22 PM

Erix: Salem Witch: Erix: One of my first sources of income was catching and selling snapping turtles to restaurants for soup. (/csb)

If a young teen can wrangle these things, a cop should be able to. Although, I also had to deal with the rabid groundhogs regularly when the cops were too chickenshiat to handle them. Are they (snappers, not chickenshiat cops) uncommon Oregon?

/aware I sound like a redneck

They are not native and according to Oregon Dept of Fish and Wildlife:

It is illegal in the state to buy, sell, possess or release this non-native turtle. If you've just realized you are in possession of a non-native turtle, contact your local ODFW office.

So an Oregonian trying to handle a snapping turtle is like a Southern Californian trying to drive in the rain.

Hilarious.

In that case, I'm surprised no one lost a finger.
"It's a freaking turtle, how dangerous can it be?"


They've been in the local news a bit lately.
 
2012-06-13 04:12:39 PM
CSB:
The largest one I have seen was on a road in North Ga waiting for someone to run him over. He was at least 30 lbs and had mouth big enough to bite through a 3" tree branch. He did not let go of it and that is what I used to haul him off the road into a ditch.

Stupid cops should have done the same, snapping turtles can amputate arms when they get big enough.
 
2012-06-13 06:12:43 PM
My buddy and I went snapping turtle hunting on a lake in Tennessee when we were in junior high. I'd drift up on them slowly in the boat while they were swimming on the surface, and he'd snatch them out by the tail. Caught a 7-pounder and a 14-pounder that way. Let them go after the zoo said they didn't want them.
 
2012-06-13 06:15:20 PM

Lunaville: Arcturus72: What bothers me the most about this story is the way they presented it, had the place not taken in the turtle, they would have "put it down"... In effect destroying the animal for trying to change it's territory and getting snippy when the humans interviened...

While admittably dangerous, it's no more dangerous than a deer that walks into a human settlement, but Bambi looks cute while Leonardo doesn't...

Yes, I know... Welcome to Fark...

I was taken aback by that also. Why in the hell would you put down a turtle? Yes, I read the thread and the attempt to justify this nonsense. All I can think is that some of you must be from Claxton, GA because you are fruitcakes.


Well, you have to put it down eventually. Those suckers are heavy.
 
2012-06-13 10:23:06 PM
Maybe he was looking for a boot to hump ??
 
2012-06-14 01:52:21 AM

davidphogan: They've been in the local news a bit lately.


That's because it's the first real heat wave, this happens every year when summer starts.
 
2012-06-14 02:13:08 AM

foxyshadis: davidphogan: They've been in the local news a bit lately.

That's because it's the first real heat wave, this happens every year when summer starts.


I never saw the snapping turtles are invasive articles around PDX like I have this year until this year. Every local station (2,6,8,12) have covered the snapping turtles this spring/summer so far. And not just, "I like turtles" like the rose quarter zombie.
 
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