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Old 07-28-2011, 06:34 PM   #101
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Snappers are kind of freaky to me anyway...and the murky water and all just makes it more so.

Great job of composing the crop.
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:20 PM   #102
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Did you know you could call a snapping turtle in my slapping the water with your hand or swishing your palm quickly back and forth through it?
They come to investigate a possible meal. A wounded fish, a little duckling splashing about, your hand.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:05 PM   #103
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Did you know you could call a snapping turtle in my slapping the water with your hand or swishing your palm quickly back and forth through it?
They come to investigate a possible meal. A wounded fish, a little duckling splashing about, your hand.
I will let YOU try it, hava! I'm not sure that I want a snapping turtle to think my fingers are a meal!
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:14 PM   #104
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Did you know you could call a snapping turtle in my slapping the water with your hand or swishing your palm quickly back and forth through it?
They come to investigate a possible meal. A wounded fish, a little duckling splashing about, your hand.

.....and WHY would I want to do THAT!?!
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Old 07-29-2011, 08:44 AM   #105
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John, all three of the photos are excellent, but I really like the water snake picture. I photographed one in the Manor House garden in Toledo last fall and caused hysteria when I posted it on Facebook, since most of my friends and relatives were convinced it was some sort of pit viper ready to attack us. (It was a twelve-inch snake on the ground several feet below the gazebo in which we were sitting.)
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Old 07-29-2011, 09:02 AM   #106
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Ok you all, poke fun....Just letting you know how to draw them in for a photo shoot that's all.
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Ok you all, poke fun....Just letting you know how to draw them in for a photo shoot that's all.
Sorry. Thanks for the tip.

Hints from havalotta... Oops! Sorry Heloise!
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Old 07-29-2011, 11:09 AM   #108
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You guys didn't offend me none...I'm tough as hel....oise!
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Thanks Rebek56, I have my sharp-eyed granddaughter to thank for that one, as no one else had noticed it.

Snapping turtles are scary-looking, and sure live up to their name when out of the water, but I've always read that they're relatively docile in the water, not sure i want to test that theory out myself.

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Old 07-29-2011, 02:47 PM   #110
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Ya, They're docile all right....So much so that their prey hasn't the slightest idea what HIT them.
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