Non veni pacem mittere, sed gladium.
Wasn't there a song way back about turtle creek and dingalings? Yep, scary!
They're prehistoric...built to survive.I'm happy that we don't have them in the West. Same with all of the nasty swamp critters that avoid the Rockies and the land West.
Hi CW!!,A dude (the Turtle) just like that one resides in an azure pond in the "BASS PRO SHOP" in Denham Springs Louisiana ,(exit 10 on the I-12 fwy just east of Baton Rouge)... His name is "Fred" and the LSU Ag. dept estimates his age to be about 100 years old!! He gets "Regular Check ups" his BP is normal although I'm sure he would like a "Lady Companion" so far none have shown up!! I'd post a foto of "Fred" if there was some way to get it to you on this site!! Post me and I'll send you several!! "SNAPPERS!!!!" I have caught a few when "Fishin!!"...I always with Snappers and any other turtle.... unhook them and send them on their merry way!!!! Besides being cool people... I tell other fishermen... they are the "Garbage Collectors" that keep our streams and lakes "CLEAN!!!!"skybill
BTW, Fred is just a bit bigger than that dude ,,, Fred's Shell is about a foot bigger!! So "Go Figure??"... how old that one is?????skybill
I don't know how old he could be, but he looks like he wants to bite someone's face off.