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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've seen way bigger than 12" diameter snappers - and then can move pretty fast when they wanna. I wouldn't get close to one. One summer, I saw a car stopped on the side of the road and this mom was showing her 3 year old this big snapping turtle. What was crazy is that they were only a foot from it and they were poking at it. Crazy, huh?

I told her that that really wasn't the greatest idea.

I hadn't heard that story! Wow - I'd be spooked too! Hope there aren't any of those out there now.

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