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Jabba the Hut

Description: Came across this grumpy turtle while hunting in North Carolina a couple of weeks ago.
Poster: Whitworth
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Franchise
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Registered: December 2008
Location: Castalia, NC
Posts: 4,710
Wed May 30, 2012 10:59 Rating: 10.00 

A big snapper like this one can take the tip of your finger right off!

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Whitworth
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Registered: January 2009
Location: Virginia
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Wed May 30, 2012 14:56

David, I don't think he would have any problems taking your whole hand!

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Franchise
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Registered: December 2008
Location: Castalia, NC
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Wed May 30, 2012 15:38

A big boy like this is why I don't stick my hand in holes in the river after a catfish. I need all of my appendages.

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BBwheelgunner
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Registered: November 2009
Location: NW Wyoming
Posts: 1,632
Wed May 30, 2012 17:21

good name for him haha

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"If you are going to go through all the trouble to put a hole in something, why not make it a big one?"
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Bud Rummel
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Registered: June 2011
Location: Delaware/Zimbabwe
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Thu May 31, 2012 02:19 Rating: 10.00 

I was going to the farm yesterday when I had a turtle like this one in the middle of the drive way...I think they are on the move now looking for love, to make more finger eaters..
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Whitworth
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Registered: January 2009
Location: Virginia
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Thu May 31, 2012 03:53

Hey, even snappers deserve love!

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minnesotahunter
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Registered: April 2009
Posts: 808
Thu May 31, 2012 05:31

They are really neat animals.
Great pic, and the name fits!


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Whitworth
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Registered: January 2009
Location: Virginia
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Thu May 31, 2012 06:18

Thanks, minnesotahunter!

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tracker77
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Registered: April 2011
Location: Arkansas
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Fri June 1, 2012 04:59 Rating: 10.00 

He does look like Jabba. Nice pic Whit.

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Whitworth
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Registered: January 2009
Location: Virginia
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Fri June 1, 2012 06:07

Thanks, tracker!

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DeerDad
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Registered: May 2008
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 370
Fri June 8, 2012 03:31

Looks like turtle sauce piquante ingredients to me. We eat them in Louisiana. If I was that ugly I would be grumpy too. Lol
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Whitworth
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Fri June 8, 2012 04:01

Hahaha!! You make a good point!

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cfish2
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Registered: June 2010
Location: Eastern NC
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Thu September 11, 2014 02:52 Rating: 10.00 

Turtle soup. Man back in the day when I was growing up in the glades that would have been table fare. The right spices and proper tenderizing and they were pretty good.

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Chance Weldon
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Registered: September 2013
Location: Martin, Tennessee
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Sat April 18, 2015 09:39

He doesn't look amused by you taking a picture of him.


We have three ponds on our farm, so I tend to encounter these things on a fairly regular basis. I swear they get bigger and meaner every year.

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Whitworth
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Registered: January 2009
Location: Virginia
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Sat April 18, 2015 14:52

You're right about his lack of amusement! He was the biggest common snapper I have seen to date.

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