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October 12, 2020


Massive ‘alligator snapping turtle’ shell-shocks DC suburb

(Thanks to John Lobert)


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Too bad that snapper didn't wonder into Flathead County, there's a lot of good eating on one of those.

Now all we have to do is get all those government folks to try and hand-feed it.

Honor the turtle with a D.C. statue albeit temporary.

Lord Fairfax sounds like a phone prefix. Should name him Genseric, King of the Vandals

Do not handle a common snapping turtle by the front of the shell. They can reach back to bite you. Alligator snapping turtles have much shorter necks, and are usually much more mellow.

File under: Info you need to know for 2020.

Years ago, my Dad caught one of tehse while net fishing in the Mississippi River. He had to cut it out of his 300 foot long, 6 foot deep net. Luckily, He was not injured in doing so.

"shell shocks".....I get it. Heh.



Send it to Congress.

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