How big was the shell length if you had to guess?? May or may not be as old as you think. They can easily outlive humans but they can also reach relatively large sizes in only a few years. I know a guy that was able to raise one to over 20lbs in just a few years. They don't all grow that quickly though. I own a common snapping turtle myself, lives outside in a pond most the year and comes into my bathroom for the cold months > He is about the size as the turtle in the video, but much fatter. Thanks for not killing it Dallas, CO is not the state to be eating snapping turtles out of. Go down south for that ishIt was massive. I would imagine it was probably older than I was!
Another reason I would have never made turtle soup out of him. Plus, I like to preserve something so cool, and I imagine rare in the metro area, for someone else to be able to see and experience.
I own a common snapping turtle myself, lives outside in a pond most the year and comes into my bathroom for the cold months >
.. Which makes it a regulated game animal that is illegal to be possesed by a non-permited individual.There a season on snapping turtles, April 1-Oct. 31
False.. Which makes it a regulated game animal that is illegal to be possesed by a non-permited individual.
I suppose the question arises as to whether the snapping turtle falls into the catagory listed below...
All non-native tropical and subtropical species of turtles in the families:
Carettochelyidae (New Guinea softshell turtles)
Dermatemydidae (Central American river turtles)
Kinosternidae (mud and musk turtles)
Trionychidae (soft-shelled turtles)
Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta)
... and if it does, I apologize... got to be a friggin' lawyer to hunt/fish anymore!