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2012-07-19 04:24:22 PM  

ObscureNameHere:
Sorry that makes no sense. We have snapping turtles in Canada. I take it he has never been an "outdoorsy" type?


Maybe Canadian snapping turtles are more polite?
 
2012-07-19 04:25:58 PM  
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2012-07-19 04:28:22 PM  

HailRobonia: ObscureNameHere:
Sorry that makes no sense. We have snapping turtles in Canada. I take it he has never been an "outdoorsy" type?

Maybe Canadian snapping turtles are more polite?


Well, that is true.
They also wear these adorable little knit toques and have an inoffensive, slightly nasaly white-guy voice when they ask "Hey guy, goan bite your toe, eh, OK? Alright, let's give 'er"
 
2012-07-19 04:35:07 PM  

cowgirl toffee: Sofa King Smart: cowgirl toffee: ...

a 'snapper' is not something to be taken lightly... they'll take a finger off.

It was a baby, so only his pinkie was in danger. :P


hopefully this little incident will prevent any future consideration of man/turtle love on his part.
 
2012-07-19 04:38:18 PM  

LeroyBourne: I wonder if this guy is in fact a serial killer and his turtle farm is just a guise to feed his victims to the hoards of turtles. I bet those lil critters will go through bone.


Pigs do a better job.
 
2012-07-19 04:38:21 PM  

ObscureNameHere: cowgirl toffee: My man and I was at a shopping center near a Wal-Mart 2 days ago. There was a little "lump" in the parking lot. We drove over and lo and behold... it was a turtle. He goes over to pick it up and move it off of the pavement. The little turtle bit him... bad. My guy is from Canada... he never "experienced" a snapping turtle before.

Sorry that makes no sense. We have snapping turtles in Canada. I take it he has never been an "outdoorsy" type?


Oops. I should have put "he's from Vancouver and has limited experience with any, any sort of wildlife".
 
2012-07-19 04:39:13 PM  

HailRobonia: ObscureNameHere:
Sorry that makes no sense. We have snapping turtles in Canada. I take it he has never been an "outdoorsy" type?

Maybe Canadian snapping turtles are more polite?


Behold the canadian snapping turtle.

i46.tinypic.com

/yes I know it's a tortoise
 
2012-07-19 04:40:28 PM  

Nurglitch: cowgirl toffee: ...

Where is your man from in Canada that they don't have turtles? ...


He's from the city. I asked if he had seen a snapper before. He said he had read about them in libraries.
 
2012-07-19 04:43:54 PM  

Sofa King Smart: cowgirl toffee: Sofa King Smart: cowgirl toffee: ...
...

hopefully this little incident will prevent any future consideration of man/turtle love on his part.


I have heard that "man/turtle" love is the purest love there is. :)
 
2012-07-19 04:47:05 PM  
Turtles swim up to me when I kayak all the time.I always think that they are thinking "phew, finally a log...ahh! Human!'
 
2012-07-19 04:47:41 PM  
Hired to track down the escaped turtles.

m5.paperblog.com
 
2012-07-19 04:52:09 PM  
I was beginning to think this whole stealing scrap metal and selling it to the scrap yard for drug money was getting out of hand. I was going to get an FID card and do the whole 7 day waiting period thing to protect myself from these lowlifes. But now that turtles are being saved from captivity, I'm thinking I might try meth.
 
2012-07-19 04:52:40 PM  

Evil Mackerel: Turtles swim up to me when I kayak all the time.I always think that they are thinking "phew, finally a log...ahh! Human!'


No, 'tis I; kayak I sit on.

dougleen.com
 
2012-07-19 04:53:56 PM  
... and yet Snake Plissken remains unimpressed.
 
2012-07-19 04:55:47 PM  

ritalinchild 54: HailRobonia: You be your sweet ass I am.

How farking old are you to get that reference? Laughing at myself thinking anything is obscure.


Damned comment\question cost me a fair numbers of beers a LONG time ago. One time a "ships coin?" thing was played on me, joke was that I was a "contractor" and played dumb, I can do that well. a natural talent. It still cost me when a smart person figured out things by looking at my ID when I walked into a place that he was security. Kept me in the "fishbowl" till he finished laughing. Bastard!


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2012-07-19 05:06:42 PM  
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2012-07-19 05:20:37 PM  

HailRobonia: Evil Mackerel: Turtles swim up to me when I kayak all the time.I always think that they are thinking "phew, finally a log...ahh! Human!'

No, 'tis I; kayak I sit on.

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Mine is a sit in.Makes it hard for them to take a ride.
/Neat pic
 
2012-07-19 05:23:40 PM  
First they're gonna bother everybody they meet then they'll probably go home and get drunk.

/obscure?

cowgirl toffee: He's from the city. I asked if he had seen a snapper before. He said he had read about them in libraries.


There are snapping turtles in Stanley Park and in the duck pond at the entrance to Granville Island.

/official vancouver tourism herpetologist
 
2012-07-19 05:27:35 PM  

FrancoFile: What's a tortoise?


A tortoise lives on land and a turtle lives in water.

The more you know...
 
2012-07-19 05:35:24 PM  

limeyfellow: Hired to track down the escaped turtles.

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Thank you, came in for this and took long enough to get to it
 
2012-07-19 05:41:49 PM  

ObscureNameHere: FrancoFile: What's a tortoise?

It's like a turtle. You know what a turtle is, Leon?


Did you know the actor who played the character of Holden in Bladerunner just recently died? He was perfect for that part.
 
2012-07-19 05:44:18 PM  
www.myabandonware.com
 
2012-07-19 06:57:14 PM  

cowgirl toffee: Nurglitch: cowgirl toffee: ...

Where is your man from in Canada that they don't have turtles? ...

He's from the city. I asked if he had seen a snapper before. He said he had read about them in libraries.


Kegel exercises
 
2012-07-19 07:16:18 PM  

TastyEloi: ObscureNameHere: FrancoFile: What's a tortoise?

It's like a turtle. You know what a turtle is, Leon?

Did you know the actor who played the character of Holden in Bladerunner just recently died? He was perfect for that part.


No, I did not know that. Was it the cigarettes or the bullets?
 
2012-07-19 08:03:23 PM  
not really running, more like skipping
 
2012-07-19 09:37:23 PM  

Sofa King Smart: cowgirl toffee: BLA BLA BLA...
a 'snapper' is not something to be taken lightly... they'll take a finger off.


Citation please.
With real proof.
Didn't think so.
 
2012-07-19 10:08:10 PM  
www.wisconsinmade.com
 
2012-07-19 10:53:48 PM  

foxtail: Sofa King Smart: cowgirl toffee: BLA BLA BLA...
a 'snapper' is not something to be taken lightly... they'll take a finger off.

Citation please.
With real proof.
Didn't think so.


From USGS:

"There are many myths about alligator snapping turtles attacking, even killing, humans; none of which are true (Pritchard, 1989). However, their strong jaws and sharp beaks make them potentially dangerous if carelessly handled. Pritchard (1989) verified that persons have had their fingers severed away cleanly; additionally, he demonstrated that the jaws of M. temminckii are formidable enough to break completely through the handles of the "flimsier" variety of brooms sold in modern supermarkets."

That is for alligator snapping turtles, not common snapping turtles, but I think the point still stands. Keep fingers away from them.
 
2012-07-19 11:35:10 PM  

Menestheus: foxtail: Sofa King Smart: cowgirl toffee: BLA BLA BLA...
a 'snapper' is not something to be taken lightly... they'll take a finger off.

Citation please.
With real proof.
Didn't think so.

From USGS:

"There are many myths about alligator snapping turtles attacking, even killing, humans; none of which are true (Pritchard, 1989). However, their strong jaws and sharp beaks make them potentially dangerous if carelessly handled. Pritchard (1989) verified that persons have had their fingers severed away cleanly; additionally, he demonstrated that the jaws of M. temminckii are formidable enough to break completely through the handles of the "flimsier" variety of brooms sold in modern supermarkets."

That is for alligator snapping turtles, not common snapping turtles, but I think the point still stands. Keep fingers away from them.


Of course, folks who don't go turtle hunting (or aren't crazy sonsabiatches like Turtleman) probably wouldn't know--they just thing OH SHIAT BIG TURTLE JUST TRIED TO BITE MY FINGER OFF O_o

The main difference is that alligator snapping turtles do tend to be spikier:

www.chelydra.org

(And yes, there's a reason turtle hunters would need to know the difference--in KY, for example, you can legally fish or trap common snapping turtles but not alligator snapping turtles (the latter are a threatened species in KY). The former can actually make some tasty turtle soup; the second will get you a jail sentence :D. Both will probably get you the ire of a certain Ernie Brown, Jr.)
 
2012-07-20 12:09:51 AM  

Great Porn Dragon: Of course, folks who don't go turtle hunting (or aren't crazy sonsabiatches like Turtleman) probably wouldn't know--they just thing OH SHIAT BIG TURTLE JUST TRIED TO BITE MY FINGER OFF O_o

The main difference is that alligator snapping turtles do tend to be spikier:

www.chelydra.org

(And yes, there's a reason turtle hunters would need to know the difference--in KY, for example, you can legally fish or trap common snapping turtles but not alligator snapping turtles (the latter are a threatened species in KY). The former can actually make some tasty turtle soup; the second will get you a jail sentence :D. Both will probably get you the ire of a certain Ernie Brown, Jr.)


They're also farking FAST, which explains how people lose fingers and brooms in the first place. The whole slowness is basically a ruse to lull you into getting close.
 
2012-07-20 12:19:44 AM  
The record size on a common snapper is like less than half the record of a gator snapper.
 
2012-07-20 12:42:07 AM  
I once saw a woman trying the herd a turtle from the sidewalk into her yard. Since that is not common in these parts I drove over to talk to her. It seems she we just returning from a walk around the block with it. I asked her "when did you start the walk? last week?"

She was amused by that.
 
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