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August 25, 2020


Florida researchers catch new 100-pound alligator snapping turtle species

Looks like it would make a fun pet.

(Thanks to The Perts and Rick Day)


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Even more reason to STAY THE HECK OUT OF THE WATER.

That's definitely something you wouldn't want to let lick your fingers.

It would be nice if they could release a few of these into Flathead Lake. "Old Flattie," as we call our lake monster, enjoys having an occasional different type of snack.

Turtle soup on the half shell.

He's more afraid of you than you are of him.

I'm curious---it doesn't look like an alligator---it looks like a large snapping turtle. A VERY LARGE snapping turtle.

"FWC believes the turtles are between 40-80 years old."

So they're not the TMNT.

So exactly how "new" is a turtle that large? Seems like it would take a few decades for it to grow that big.

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