Helped a friend cross the street.

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Shihan, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    This little fella was trying to get across the street, so I helped him out. He seemed to be missing one of his back legs.
     

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  2. Gordo323

    Gordo323 New Member

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    Good for you! I hope he makes it!
     

  3. saviorslegacy

    saviorslegacy New Member

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    Snapping turtles are mean! I have helped a couple of them and EVERY time they always chase me. They have, aggressive tendencies that I have not seen in any other reptile. lol (Also, am I the only one that pissed his pants when you saw that neck reach around to bight you when you are holding onto the back of their shell?)
     
  4. DrumJunkie

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    Snappers I don't fool with much. I've moved a few though I see the common "Box Turtles" pretty often around here and will get them out of the road before some dope head thinks it's cool to run over them. THough I have thought about how fun it would be to run over the dope head :eek:
     
  5. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Last time I helped on across the road It looked like he got ran over. Oh wait I did run him over with a Cat 621G scraper. 22 cyds of dirt but you can fit 27 if your as good as I was. That makes for a nice flat squished turtle. They make a funny sounding POP noise when you run them over too.....

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ko0lOFa_XLU&NR=1]YouTube - escraper caterpillar 621 g[/ame]
     
  6. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    I stopped to help one off the road and as I was walking up to it someone swerved to hit it. Kinda ticked me off.
     
  7. suprdave

    suprdave New Member

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    You're a sick bastard. I hope you make a POP noise when you get run over.
     
  8. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Why davy? Because a turtle was in the middle of a haul road and i was on a piece of equipment with only 2 breaks and weighing 124590 lb (That is over 62 TONS) and traveling 30 mph. Hell with all 4 breaks working it takes a while to get that thing stopped unless you slam the bowl into the ground. Which is frowned upon because it can tear things up like the cushion hitch and all sorts of fun stuff. Plus that makes a big hole in the haul road. If you make a big hole in the haul road for no other reason than you don't want to hurt a effing turtle your going to get your ass beat. Or then you have to fix the hole which stops production and then you get fired.

    So again STFU you don't even know what your talking about.
     
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  9. suprdave

    suprdave New Member

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    I think you just love dominating small animals. I hope it makes you feel good about yourself.
     
  10. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I try not to hit animals in the road, but I will not risk damaging my vehicle or my self to avoid one. I certainly am not proud of myself for killing a turtle. I certainly understand not wanting to damage the haul road or the very expensive vehicle, but I would not describe the popping sound as "funny" unless I meant funny weird instead of funny haha.

    Just part of the softer side of Robo.
     
  11. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    I like turtles, that being said, I will avoid running over one if at all possible, to avoid damage to my vehicle or worse, especially on a bike.

    But to those who find it amusing just to run over one for the hell of it...

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    Revenge or fate...you just never know. :eek:

    Jack
     
  12. willshoum

    willshoum New Member

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    Turtles in da middle of da Road!

    Thanks Shihan, You just saved what was prob. a female turtle looking for a place to lay her eggs. Males don't leave the water unless it's to find a mate. They can take a finger off of you faster than you can blink an eye.:eek: God Bless
     
  13. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Tango, i saw a turtle that might have given that big vehicle you were running a bit of trouble. It was approximately 5 feet in diameter & was chained to a dumpster. Dude caught it in a net on a feeder for Arkabutla lake; it was to be sold to a casino for display. The zoo peeps estimated it was over 100 years old. Dude caught a similar one before & sold it to the Memphis zoo.

    It was the black & yellow kind of snapper.
     
  14. Gojubrian

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    Those alligator snapping turtles are just cool! They get HUGE too!! I saw at the Hot Springs aquarium that weighed over 200lbs abd was said to be over 200yrs old, and still growing about 1lb a year. Fascinating creatures. They just lay there on the bottom of the lake with their moughts wide open and dangle a wormlike growth in their mouth until a little fishy comes up to feed,snap!! Their jaw pressure is supposed to exceed 1000lbs per square inch. :eek:

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIeL0g8GpXM&feature=related]YouTube - Alligator Snapping Turtle Dirty Jobs[/ame]