Last week my wife saw a large snapping turtle crossing our back yard heading for our small pond. Well, we already have enough smapping and red-eared turtles in the pond, so I went out and shot the snapper a couple of times in the head with a .22. It wasn't too large...maybe 10-15 pounds. I just left it there in the grass, thinking I'd come back later in the day and depose of it. However, it was the next morning before I thought of it. When I went to get it...all that was left was the top shell and the lower plate! I did find some claws, but that was about all that was left. We have a family of coyotes living in a field next to our property, and we see one or two crossing our back yard once or twice a month. Do you think a coyote could and would eat a snapping turtle?