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    Giant

    The Giant Turtle. Easily 2 or more feet wide and maybe 5-6 feet long. Probably conservative here with the sizes. Awesome looking guy!

    Usually stays underwater and have been trying to catch him since last summer when I first saw him briefly. Well he was in a super mood the other day and....

    1. The head. Yes, that is moss on his head.
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    2. The tail
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    3. The back
    Giant

    4. Full length
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    5. The turbulence when it goes under
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    Re: Giant

    Wow...looks like a giant snapping turtle to me. Nice catch Bobo.

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    Re: Giant

    Yes, good exposure and very clear detail.

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    Re: Giant

    Thanks Joe and Geoff.

    I was asked to submit the full length to a database that the Toronto Zoo maintains of turtle sightings and locations.

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    Re: Giant

    That is one big turtle... Nice clear pictures.

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    Re: Giant

    Thanks Muriel.

    I was quite excited to be able to share this here but apparently everyone has one in their backyards it appears.

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    Re: Giant

    Yeeeechhhh. No doubt about it. That is a snapping turtle, and a really big one at that. The big ones can easily bite fingers off, and they are just mean, nasty, nasty critters.

    Good photos though! I liked the head-only and tail-only shots.

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    Re: Giant

    Thanks Scott - me too but posted the others for "documentary" purposes.

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    Re: Giant

    Great photo series for us to see the "whole picture". Geez, that tail looks like an aligator by itself. We have snapping turtles in our ponds but I've never seen one near that size. Yikes!

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    Re: Giant

    Thanks Terri.

    I am pretty sure that my size estimate is off by quite a bit. Will probably go to the place again to see if he pops up and then can gauge the size better (and get better shots).

    Added a pic of the back though it does not quite show the size being half submerged.

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    Re: Giant

    Hey thas a real giant Bobo. Humm, it seems we still call you Bobo. In French, its the baby word for an ouch! Is there an other name we could use?

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    Re: Giant

    Ouch.... would make a great nick no?

    Thanks Louise, you could use Bob if you like but have been using this for long it will confusing to change now.

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    Re: Giant

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Ouch.... would make a great nick no?

    Thanks Louise, you could use Bob if you like but have been using this for long it will confusing to change now.
    As long as you are not in pain, I gess its ok.

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    Re: Giant

    We all have our pains and aches as we age but nothing serious. Thanks.

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