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Snapper baby

Discussion in 'Reptiles & Amphibians' started by Debbie, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. Debbie

    Debbie Good Dog

    I would agree with that !! :lol:

    Laced....let the wildlife stay where it belongs.....in the wild. :sonn_u11:

    That little fella had just hatched not too long before I found him....
    They lay their eggs in our yard by our pool and when they hatch, the babies try to make their way back to the pond....but a few think they've hit the jackpot and call our pool their new resort......:lol:

    I'm not sure why their hatching times are so erratic .....:no2:
    For a couple years in a row, we only had Painted turtles come up to lay....I thought that maybe the Snappers were gone.
    But last year the Snappers came back.....:D
  2. Laced Wit Game

    Laced Wit Game Good Dog

    so where can i find one of these snapping turtles? are they out here in cali or do i need to go to the south?
  3. megschristina

    megschristina Moderator

    Well in my apporximate guesstimation, New York ain't quite in the south...:lol:
  4. Thomas

    Thomas Little Dog

    LMAO....East of the Rocky Mountains, Laced...
  5. Laced Wit Game

    Laced Wit Game Good Dog

    yall sum smartass'es lol, naw i didnt even realize debbie was in new york! i thought those were in the south in swamps n shit. anyways point is i want one i wonder if anybody ships captive ones?
  6. Galadriel

    Galadriel Good Dog

    I'm sure you can find them on KS in the classifieds, but I wouldn't recommend one. They really do get huge, have HORRIBLE dispositions, eat like garbage disposals, and smell terrible. They're super high maintenance and will show their appreciation for everything you do for them by trying to take your fingers off for the next 100 years. If you want to do a large turtle, check out african side necks, soft shells (captive bred) or, my favorite, matamata.
  7. Laced Wit Game

    Laced Wit Game Good Dog

    what if i raise it by handfeeding, then would it be nice?
  8. samuel64

    samuel64 Big Dog

    We find snappers in our woods, too![​IMG]
  9. Thomas

    Thomas Little Dog

    Nope. And they grow FAST. A 'friend' found one in June that was the size of the one Debbie posted (hatchling). 4 months later and it is already bigger than the palm of your hand and meaner than hell.

    He is getting ready to release it as he as reconsidered his decision to keep it.

    You DO NOT want one...
  10. samuel64

    samuel64 Big Dog

    [​IMG] This one is going to lay eggs.
  11. Laced Wit Game

    Laced Wit Game Good Dog

    how big we talkin? would a 400 gal tank hold one?

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    i like the beek lol
  12. Thomas

    Thomas Little Dog

    You will need a small child's plastic pool and a fenced in area.

    Common snappers get up to about 40-50 pounds...

    Alligator snappers can get to be 140 lbs. :cool:

    Common snappers can live to be around 50 in captivity...

    And again, they are meaner than hell...
  13. Laced Wit Game

    Laced Wit Game Good Dog

    i was looking them online and the guy that sells them says "all my turtles make great gifts for children!" and he sell Alligator Snappers
  14. megschristina

    megschristina Moderator

    Sounds like a BYB pitch to me....lol.
  15. Laced Wit Game

    Laced Wit Game Good Dog

    backyard turtle breeders!
  16. adamwilkes14

    adamwilkes14 Big Dog

    Have you seen the damage one of them Alligator Snappers will do? I have personally seen them break in half a good size, like 8 inch branch. Not only is the bite the thing that hurts, but the infection fron bacteria in their mouths it what sucks.
  17. Laced Wit Game

    Laced Wit Game Good Dog

    yup yup i want one, how will they do in CA weather?
  18. adamwilkes14

    adamwilkes14 Big Dog

    As far as the Alligator snapper I have never seen anybody captive breeding them, but they are endangered in some states and honestly I would check with your state wildlife office before trying to get one. You may need a permit to keep it in captivity. But there is no way in hell an Alligator Snapper is a good gift for children.
  19. Laced Wit Game

    Laced Wit Game Good Dog

    it wont be for kids though, its gonna be my pet and im going to get it a harness and take it for walks. and when i see the homies braggin bout theyre "blue pits" lol ima be like "man ta hell wit ur dog, check out my Alligator Snapper fool"!!! lol im dead serious i hella want one now!
  20. adamwilkes14

    adamwilkes14 Big Dog

    no, thats not gonna work. The liability alone should sway you from that, an Alligator Snapper has the ability to grow as much as 200 pounds too. I believe the only time they will get out of the water onto land is when the females lay their eggs. That only happens every couple of years. Come down here to the hisslborough River and I will let one of them latch onto you, I bet you'll never wanna see one again.

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