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Field Collecting/Observing Sightings of herps in the wild, where-tos and how-tos, as well as photos of herps in their native environment.

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Old 08-16-2012, 12:31 AM   #1
Pythonbreeder99
Shes a hefty one!

Just caught this little girl trying to cross the road down the street from my home at 11:30, her carapace was just under 3 feet and weighed close to 50lbs. Deffenitly one of the biggest common snappers I've seen I guesstimated she was around 20 years old.
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:23 PM   #2
Metachrosis
Thats some mighty fine eating right there
 
Old 08-16-2012, 02:39 PM   #3
Pythonbreeder99
Oh yeah! Gotta watch out though, this meal might try to bite back!!
 
Old 08-16-2012, 03:50 PM   #4
Snake-Queen
I think that is one of the biggest I've ever seen.
Did you release her?
 
Old 08-16-2012, 04:36 PM   #5
Pythonbreeder99
I put some hydrogen peroxide on her head wound and released her into the river she was found near.
 
Old 08-16-2012, 06:48 PM   #6
Helenthereef
I had NO idea they got that big!
 
Old 08-16-2012, 06:54 PM   #7
hhmoore
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Just caught this little girl trying to cross the road down the street from my home
Seems a little late for eggs - hope you told her she's not supposed to be wandering around like that.
Snappers are the only turtles I really like. (includes alligator snappers, but I prefer the regular ones)
 
Old 08-16-2012, 06:54 PM   #8
Pythonbreeder99
The largest recorded in CT had a carapace length of 17.51 inches, I had a a tape measure in my truck and I measured hers at just about 22 inches. I may have overestimated a bit in my original post lol.
 
Old 08-16-2012, 06:57 PM   #9
Pythonbreeder99
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Seems a little late for eggs - hope you told her she's not supposed to be wandering around like that.
Snappers are the only turtles I really like. (includes alligator snappers, but I prefer the regular ones)
I thought of that too, I looked up the laying season and some post said late August to early September so maybe???
 
Old 08-16-2012, 06:58 PM   #10
Pythonbreeder99
Also she was a good 300 yards from the water when we found her.
 

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