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#3417209 - 10/24/13 01:25 PM Prehistoric-looking alligator snapping turtle is n
Locksley
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Prehistoric-looking alligator snapping turtle is not wanted in Oregon
'Dinosaur of the turtle world,' discovered by an angler, is the first of these invasive critters to be found in the state, and hopefully the last
October 23, 2013 by Pete Thomas
A fisherman at Prineville Reservoir in Oregon was startled last Friday to spot a large, prehistoric-looking creature cruising along the surface.

Wildlife experts were notified and the next day the creature, an exotic alligator snapping turtle, was captured and euthanized. (Rick Boatner of the Oregon Department of Wildlife explained that it could not be relocated because of disease issues that could threaten other populations. He added that “their large size, aggressive behavior and very long life span makes them difficult to place.”)

This week there’s concern about the possibility that others of its kind are in Prineville—or elsewhere in Oregon. This is the first known find of what’s sometimes referred to as “the dinosaur of the turtle world” in Oregon, and hopefully the last.
http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/nature/po...nted-in-oregon/
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#3417941 - 10/24/13 08:43 PM Re: Prehistoric-looking alligator snapping turtle is n [Re: Locksley]
Locksley
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Well I guess our Southern turtles do not appeal to the West coast guys .
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#3418036 - 10/24/13 09:33 PM Re: Prehistoric-looking alligator snapping turtle is n [Re: Locksley]
in the dog house!
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One that big........ there are plenty more would be my guess.
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#3418173 - 10/25/13 04:53 AM Re: Prehistoric-looking alligator snapping turtle is n [Re: in the dog house!]
EastTNHunter
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They eat Ducks \:D
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#3418205 - 10/25/13 05:33 AM Re: Prehistoric-looking alligator snapping turtle is n [Re: EastTNHunter]
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Time to call in The Turtle Man!

Great to see you back on here Loksley.

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#3418214 - 10/25/13 05:41 AM Re: Prehistoric-looking alligator snapping turtle is n [Re: Deer Whisperer]
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That a juvenile. Less that two years old. Me thinks they have more \:D
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#3418347 - 10/25/13 08:15 AM Re: Prehistoric-looking alligator snapping turtle is n [Re: Crappie Luck]
Inkstainz
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#3418426 - 10/25/13 09:11 AM Re: Prehistoric-looking alligator snapping turtle is n [Re: Inkstainz]
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That's a small one
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#3418451 - 10/25/13 09:34 AM Re: Prehistoric-looking alligator snapping turtle is n [Re: easy45]
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#3418542 - 10/25/13 10:48 AM Re: Prehistoric-looking alligator snapping turtle is n [Re: easy45]
TNGunhunter
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 Originally Posted By: easy45
That's a small one


^^^THIS
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