You should have had some turtle soup. I hear snapper makes great soup, I had it once but I was like 7 years old and dont remember what it tastes like. At the end of the drive way at the farm house we use to live on growing up was a little pond me and my sister were down their chasing gardner snakes when she fell into the pond. I got her out of the pond but this huge snapping turtle came out of a colvert and tried to get her. It was a monster as we told our parents and who didnt believe us but mentioned it to my uncles (********). They inturn went down there and caught it and made soup. The shell was almost 2ft long we used it as a sled for many many years.