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    wonder what it was doin...only looks a day or 2 passed...
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    Definitely not an alligator snapping turtle... When I was a kid, I remember seeing an alligator snapping turtle that bit a broom handle in half in one bite. Scary stuff... I used to go swimming where those things were all the time.

    I've always thought softshell turtles were the coolest things ever. I love the way they look!

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    mommy mommy look what i've found SNAP!!! mommy where are my fingers :P
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    This time of year, many female turtles are killed crossing roads looking for places to lay their eggs. Another member of this board told me about a time he found a recently-killed box turtle along a road (major highway actually). He opened it up, found some eggs and proceeded to incubate them. IIRC, two of the eggs hatched....
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    Thats a sad sight to see. Thats a regular snapping turtle. I used to have an alligator snapping turtle that I raised from about an inch and a half in length. Cool little guy that grew up fast. It got to the point that it wouldnt bite =)

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    its seems like everyone had experiences with the alligators. when i was like 7 or 8 i found a baby alligator snapper(5 in long nose to tail) and raised it. but i had to get rid of it when it at(or attacked whatever it did) my baby red slider turtle. i named it snappy

    alligator snappers are WAY cooler!

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    Looks like a common snapping turtle (Chelydra Serpentina) Its a shame that it is dead. Really magnicent animals.
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    That is sad. I have found many dead snapping turtles on the road. I found one that was the largest I had ever seen.

    It's always a treat to find them crossing the road alive. I found on a few weeks ago about 1/4 mile from my house. I grabbed it and brought it home to take some pics. Then took him back to the pond he was headed to when I found him.

    They are not as aggressive as people think. I've only found one that was bad tempered. They mostly just hide in their shells until you let them go. I took a stick and tried to get the last one I found to bite the stick. It took me a couple of tries of putting it in his mouth to get him to bite. But once he did, he snapped the stick right in two.

    I'll try to get the pics of him up pretty soon.

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