me and the snapper May 21, 2011 14:16:04 GMT -5
Post by indianacoon on May 21, 2011 14:16:04 GMT -5
Today i ran to check my turtle traps around 6:45 this mornin. i had set three of my homemade traps yesterday. i got tho the first one and waded out and saw a shell in it. "yes!" i thought. I pulled it to the bank with about a 15 pound snapper. I walked down and got my other one, nothin, no bait either. I think the little green head got in and out threw a hole in the door ( its part of my desighn) i had the last trap down the road ina farm pond. The two i just checked were in a pond that didnt hold water unless it filled up with rain. there was a big concrete pipe in the pond that the snappers stayed in. i walked back to my first trap, and i saw the door was opened the wrong way a bit and the snapper had its head and a leg out of.( the trap is baisicly a big colony trap with one door). i ran to it and tried to flip the trap to get him in the back, but with my luck when somethin good happens, there is mostly a catch to it. i flip it and the turtle falls out. It landed on its back. i set the trap with the door facing straight up and the door was opened, i turn back to the turtle and he wasnt where he started, nope, he some how rolled over and started to the water. I was like "oh no" then i see somethin at the water line, there he is. he was right next to it. i hurried over to it and when he hit the water, i had his tail. i picked him up and threw him in the trap. i was lucky i got him. later i was going to check the last trap and i see another snapper, about a 15 pounder, hittin the outside of the trap tryin to find the door. it was a good day. 1-3 traps had a turtle 3-3 traps had action.