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Okay, I know that the folks down south will think I am a drama queen with your gators and all, but we just pulled a 12 inch dia. snapping turtle out of our "wetland" today.

Alot of our land has a ton of sand on it and I have seen smaller ones often, laying their eggs in the sand banks. Two days ago on our walk, my dogs found a nest that another critter had opened and ate the turtle eggs (yeah!) of course they all had to try and eat the shells that were left behind. (yuck)

Anyway, I always worry about the dogs coming nose to nose with them, has anyone ever had an issue? We never have but ya never know!

How do you all deal with em!
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I trapped turtles with my grandfather when I was younger and still clean an occasional one now and then. I have swam in waters with them and had my dogs in hundreds of times in waters filled with them. Never have I had a problem.

In the water, a turtle will swim off as soon as possible. On land, most of the time , they will go into their shell. A dog would have to attack its head to get bitten.
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