I finally got up the courage...

Discussion in 'Turtle Talk' started by dinkbuster1, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    ......to hold a snapper like i do a softshell...... BY THE NECK!:eek:oooh: http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n277/dinkbuster1/snappergrab32.jpg http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n277/dinkbuster1/snappergrab.jpg http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n277/dinkbuster1/snappergrab2.jpg by the way, i do not condone or advise anyone to do this! trust me, i am a professional "turtle wrangler":wink: i couldnt quite get my paw completely around his thick neck, but once i got a good grip for some reason he just turned into a lump of butter in my hands. he knew he was had..
     
  2. chubbahead

    chubbahead Member

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    Was it courage? Or alcohol!! :smile2:
     

  3. Nightprowler

    Nightprowler New Member

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    It was a a bad nite for flatties but we were able to complete the G.M.R. super slam.Like Dink said please do not try grabbing a snapper by the neck leave that to the pro's,they are extremely powerful turtles.
     
  4. Larry Beever

    Larry Beever New Member

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    Hey Mike, I've done this before myself.I was very
    suprised to realize it was possible. I thought the
    snapper might be too strong and pull away. And no,
    I was'nt drinking when I did it. However, I did this with a snapper that I had for a few day and
    as you would know they tend to settle down after
    a while in captivity. But it appears to me that the
    snapper you're holding is fresh caught due to the
    blood in it's mouth. I'm not sure how you were able
    to get the drop on him this early.You've inspired
    me to try this again .I promise you that I'll be
    carefull.I'll post about it if I have the fingers to do so. :)
     
  5. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Dink you never let me down buddy, lol.
     
  6. Redd

    Redd New Member

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    Would you get bit if we threw you in a pit of snakes? Probably not...lol. And Larry_Beever, Dink's probably held more turtles, than we have, put together. I'd probably listen to him 'til you're a "professional turtle wrangler" yourself. Thanks for the pics, Dink.

    -Red
     
  7. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Dink where were you when they had the turtle fishing tourney? I know you would have won 1st, 2nd and third place, lol. Do you still have all your fingers:wink:?
     
  8. bullet

    bullet New Member

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    looks like liquid courage
     
  9. fcrnnngbck25

    fcrnnngbck25 New Member

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    Hell with that.
     
  10. HHinNC

    HHinNC Member

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    Wow. I've handled many snapping turtles in my day, but truthfully I've never grabbed on around the neck with my bare hands !! I'm impressed, and I look forward to your episode special on "The Human Weapon" on cable TV!! Thanks for sharing that thrill.
     
  11. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    your a loonytick. man i never seen something like that. i grab em by the tail untill im able to boast em in the head with a gun and or chop its head off with an ax. then i still stay away from the head.
     
  12. river scum

    river scum New Member

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    i agree with jeremy, you are crazy bud. but yet, i too am compeled to try this new fad you've started. not :crazy: