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Sat Apr 16, 2005 1:14 pm

I Took a picture of what looked like a cross between a T-Rex and a Turtle. I don\'t know how to get pictures in the post so that is the best description I have.

It has a shell that looks like the engine cover of a 68 VW bug. Has a long spiked tail and scales and large claws at least an inch and a half.
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Sat Apr 16, 2005 4:09 pm

It may be a slider, only because of the claws, I don\'t know which kind, there are a whole bunch of them, I put up a list a while back with all the kinds of sliders and there are at least 20 (don\'t quote me):D. I sent you an e-mail on the procedure on how to post pictures on this forum. Welcome to the board.:D:D:D
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Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:49 am

long spiked tail? why does it remind me of a snapper???
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Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:09 pm

dixieee wrote:
long spiked tail? why does it remind me of a snapper???
cuz its huge. how big is it?
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Tue Apr 19, 2005 2:33 pm

hey it\'s been a while, wb:)

maybe,,and large claws? that\'s a guy!
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Wed Apr 27, 2005 1:50 am

Here are the Pictures I took:

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Wed Apr 27, 2005 1:55 am

Thanks Straykingfisher for the help getting the photos in.
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Wed Apr 27, 2005 8:50 am

You're welcome, that turtle looks like a snapping turtle, I'd watch my fingers if I were you:
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Here is some info on them:
http://www.tortoise.org/archives/snapping.html
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Wed Apr 27, 2005 8:53 am

oh how cute/huge :)

snapper? yay i was right :lol:
is it overweight??
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Wed Apr 27, 2005 9:47 am

I think they are all like that, especially if there are plenty of fish in the water, I hear that they are not picky eaters, as long as they can catch it they will eat it. :lol:
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Wed Apr 27, 2005 1:17 pm

I showed the picture to some of the folks at work and they were saying these guys love to eat Duck!!!! They will swim underneath the duck and then pull them under.

Have you heard of that type of behavior? :?:
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Wed Apr 27, 2005 1:47 pm

yep, i heard they eat racoons and cats too
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Wed Apr 27, 2005 1:53 pm

Why do you think I said, Watch your fingers--err--arms :lol: :lol:


****UPDATE*****

I changed the turtle pile picture in my signature but the link for Herpvetconnection is still there.
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Thu Apr 28, 2005 9:09 pm

Any chance of you emailing your procedures on posting pics to me too?? :D
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Sun May 01, 2005 2:14 pm

for posting pix:

1- u should have them on an online album> If u don't already have one, try www.photobucket.com it's easy and the best one up till now

2- after u upload ur pix there, click on the thumbnail of the pic u want

3- u'll get the actual size of it

4- right click on the pic and copy the URL address exactly as it is

5- come back here and paste the copied URL in ur post. u have to do it that way:

[ i m g ] paste the URL here [ / i m g ]

WITHOUT spaces at all but i have to do it that way for demo.

if u find it too difficult then u can always send them to [email protected] and i'll post them up for u :)

waiting to see the pix
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