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geekygoddess
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Okay, so I live in the middle of nowhere and yesterday I had a visitor in my yard. A giant snapping turtle. Well, with me being the scardy cat that I am, I took a shovel and moved it into a ditch next to my road because it was creepy. I awoke this morning and pulled out of my driveway and (Oh the horror!!) saw his poor, lifeless, carcass starring right at me. Now, everytime I pull in or out of my driveway I am reminded that i am a turtle murderer:( How ever will I sleep tonight? [Frown]

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You're scared of turtles?

Too weird for me. [crazy]

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______________________geekygoddess You are no more a Murderer than Charles Manson, geekygoddess you had no control of that turtle and its wanderings then a flea you only redirected it momentarily, it chose to go on the road and get hit.

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Yes, TFD, I am scared of giant snapping turtles who can naw off your body parts. And Mo Man, thanks for the reassuring comment. I didn't have any turtle nightmares last night, so all is well. But I think today I need to remove the corpse from the road so every time it gets run over I don't hear the crackling of the shell. [Eek!]

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
You're scared of turtles?

Too weird for me. [crazy]

TFD:

I'm not familiar with the turtles you have on your end of the planet, but the North American common snapping turtle is scary. They can easily run 20 or 30 pounds, and contrary to what geekygoddess said, they won't gnaw off your digits, they will amputate them. They strike like a rattlesnake, and hold on like a pit bull terrier. A snapper can stretch its neck halfway back across it's shell to bite, and if you get one to grab hold of a plank, you can lift it off the ground by its bite (if you can lift that much weight.)

Picture a miniature croc wearing full plate mail, and you won't be far off.

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quote:
Originally posted by Mr. Dave:
I'm not familiar with the turtles you have on your end of the planet, but the North American common snapping turtle is scary...

...Picture a miniature croc wearing full plate mail, and you won't be far off.

Attack of the killer turtles.

Is this the American equivalent of drop bears? [Wink]

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Don't feel bad geekygoddess. Snapping turtles that come in yards down here end up on the dinner table in a sauce piquant or soup. That is unless it's less than 6 pounds. In that case it's best to throw it back in the bayou and let it grow some more. And yes, they are quite tasty thank you very much.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
quote:
Originally posted by Mr. Dave:
I'm not familiar with the turtles you have on your end of the planet, but the North American common snapping turtle is scary...

...Picture a miniature croc wearing full plate mail, and you won't be far off.

Attack of the killer turtles.

Is this the American equivalent of drop bears? [Wink]

Unfortunately, snapping turtles aren't imaginary
(granted, this is an extremely large variety)

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Stupid question time - I thought my sense of humor was adequately warped at this point, but I flat out do not get the Penny Arcade strip that Jace posted. (Nor do I follow the relevance.)

Could someone help this humor-impaired dragon out?

OTOH, *this* is absolutely ace:
http://www.b3ta.com/board/8399724

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quote:
Originally posted by dragonman97:
Stupid question time - I thought my sense of humor was adequately warped at this point, but I flat out do not get the Penny Arcade strip that Jace posted. (Nor do I follow the relevance.)

Could someone help this humor-impaired dragon out?

It is the Blue Shell from Mario Kart, when you throw one of these it automatically hits the person in 1st place.
http://mariokart.wikia.com/wiki/Blue_Shell

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When I tried out Mario Kart Wii, that blue shell was quite powerful: Not only it knocks out racers on it's way to get the one in first place, but also when it does, it creates a big explosion field that would knock out anyone near the leader.

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quote:
Originally posted by iWanToUseaMac:
When I tried out Mario Kart Wii, that blue shell was quite powerful: Not only it knocks out racers on it's way to get the one in first place, but also when it does, it creates a big explosion field that would knock out anyone near the leader.

Yes, just like it did in Mario Kart: Double Dash for the GC, Mario Kart for the DS. [Wink]
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I didn't know about them, never played the DS version and so little the GC version... Anyway, I was far more impressed by the wheel control and did notice the effect of the blue shell when trying to pass the leader and thought it was new.

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My wife loves that stupid ass steering wheel. I can't steer the vehicles to save my life with it. So she gets the wheel, and I use the wiimote/nunchuk combo.
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quote:
Originally posted by drunkennewfiemidget:
My wife loves that stupid ass steering wheel. I can't steer the vehicles to save my life with it. So she gets the wheel, and I use the wiimote/nunchuk combo.

Try this. As stupid as it looks, it does seem like it would help until you get the hang of it.
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quote:
Originally posted by Steen:
Unfortunately, snapping turtles aren't imaginary
(granted, this is an extremely large variety)

I think that pic is actually an alligator snapper. The common snapper lacks this specimen's pronounced carapace ridges. The alligator snapper is mostly limited to the southeastern US, it is significantly larger than the common, it is slightly less aggressive (most of the time), and (fortunately for the guys in the photo) it has a much shorter neck. Were that a common snapper, the photo would likely contain fewer thumbs and fingers, and more blood.

EDIT: If I see a snapping turtle on the lawn this summer, I'll try to get a photo. It may not happen, though, as I'll likely be moving from the Deforested City to the City At The Centre Of Itself for the next year or so...

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It is an alligator snapping turtle and they are mostly in the southeast (mostly around the Mississippi river, in fact). Welcome to Tennessee!

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Let's all join in a moment of silence for the turtle.................... I think he is smiling down on all of us right now [Big Grin]

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Here is a picture of the common snapping turtle just so TFD can get a look at both species. This one's a monster though. If it would have been living around here it probably wouldn't have lived long enough to get to that size.

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And here is a picture of a dropbear.

'Snapping turtle' indeed, do you really think we aussies have never heard of photoshop?

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_______________________ Not sure about drop Bears, though I have been face to face with a Northern Michigan Black Bear. As a Lad I watched the neighbor tease a Snapper, with a shovel until the Snapper bit the shovel handle into three pieces, the handle, the bit in the turtles mouth, and the wood above the metal spade.

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quote:
Originally posted by The Famous Druid:
And here is a picture of a dropbear.

'Snapping turtle' indeed, do you really think we aussies have never heard of photoshop?

I'm sorry if you really think I'm trying to trick you but the picture I posted is genuine. In any event, a faculty member of McMaster University considers snappers real enough to give them their own web page complete with references.

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