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2012-07-19 03:26:38 PM  
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kobrakai: Biness: I heard some of the turtles got in some ooze, and also they love pizza, and also they're friends with this reporter than always wears a yellow jumpsuit and also theres this guy named shredder and a giant rat

What are you talking about? Didn't you know that Michael Bay changed all that and now they're aliens. Get it straight.


Why hasn't someone taken him out yet? I mean honestly. We got osama. Surely he was number 2 on the list.
2012-07-20 12:09:51 AM  
1 votes:

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.
2012-07-19 04:52:09 PM  
1 votes:
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 04:38:21 PM  
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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 04:35:07 PM  
1 votes:

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 03:43:58 PM  
1 votes:
Funny, but last night, there was a 10" snapping turtle in my yard.

Coincidence? Yeah, probably. I live in Iowa.

/Still getting a kick out of this thread
//Scooped up the poor critter with a shovel
///Took him for a ride to the creek in a wheelbarrow
2012-07-19 03:42:55 PM  
1 votes:
My 6-year old nephews kept a wild one as a pet for a few days. When he was released, I never knew a turtle could move so fast. I do believe I saw it give my nephews the finger as well.
2012-07-19 03:32:40 PM  
1 votes:

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.

Oddly enough, before the assault, he wanted to keep him. After the bite, I had to keep him from tossing the turtle on the rail road tracks.

It was one of those times you need a video camera for YouTube. :P


a 'snapper' is not something to be taken lightly... they'll take a finger off.
2012-07-19 03:24:52 PM  
1 votes:
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2012-07-19 03:23:58 PM  
1 votes:
You be your sweet ass I am.
2012-07-19 03:22:16 PM  
1 votes:
I heard some of the turtles got in some ooze, and also they love pizza, and also they're friends with this reporter than always wears a yellow jumpsuit and also theres this guy named shredder and a giant rat
2012-07-19 03:21:02 PM  
1 votes:
It's turtles, all the way down!
2012-07-19 03:19:16 PM  
1 votes:
*lol*

I do feel bad for the guy though....

Still, *lol*
2012-07-19 01:14:56 PM  
1 votes:
Life is slower in the South.
 
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