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Old 05-11-2011, 11:41 PM   #1
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I was weed whacking today and out of the corner of my eye saw a snapper lumbering out of my creek and headed for my pond. I hate to destroy them because they are getting scarce around here, but don't want them eating the wife'* Koi. So I snapped his pic and give him a lift back to the lake. Went to save the pic after crunching to post and figured he looked like a Maurice, so here'* Maurice.jpg.

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Looks like a little guy.
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He barely fit in a plastic kitty litter bucket, about 9"x12". About "medium" for around here. I've seen them go 2 feet across locally. I was kinda worried he would lunge as I got right in his face with the cam.
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Excellent picture, looks like something you would see in the national geographic or something.
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LOL, I ran in the house and grabbed my Canon. Wife got all exited as I came around the front of him and layed out in front of him. The grass you see in front of him is all there was between him and my fingers.
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Hey John you need new blades on your mower the ends of your grass is torn not cut LOL


nice turtle. see them all the time when i go fishing here mostly soft shells though and they get really big
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When I was a kid I came home with a snapper in my red wagon. It didn't even fit in the wagon it was so big. My dad had a few choice words and I returned it to the lake. That would be lake Michigan.
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I'll give them a grind here soon. The first few cuts are rough, I don't like to stop for branches, mow 300 feet on a bank around my gravel road, and find many flagstones heaved over the winter. I've been through 4 hub bearing assembly'* on this 2005 Craftsman 18HP 42". Unlike the GXP, it works for a living.
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When I was a kid I came home with a snapper in my red wagon. It didn't even fit in the wagon it was so big. My dad had a few choice words and I returned it to the lake. That would be lake Michigan.
They can get huge. I was on my old ski boat once on a bigger Lake in NY and the water was dancing and quivering like something out of the "Twilight Zone". I crept up at an idle and saw it just before it plunged under the surface. Was a good 3 feet across.
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I mowed my lawn today..Glad i did cause its raining like a SOB now...Nicee urtle..I was at my fishing hole yesterday and there was a painted box that kept tryn to get my worm..There was also another on the shoreline dead with a broken shell and the body gone...bastards..Not cool
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