150 year old Alligator snapping turtle

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+35 1. irishgek commented 9 years ago

Jesus informative but man i miss steve irwin he would have pissed it off and got it to bite something and told us facts that we wont ever recall , and he would have had more respect for the animal that guy handled it like a rag doll the prick (ps steve would have also told us the facts but made it easy to recall by making it interesting)
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+31 2. jhvh1 commented 9 years ago

#1 Steve was an actual animal expert, not just some guy doing dirty jobs...
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+7 3. PortugaL26 commented 9 years ago

i guess i won't need my pitbulls anymore.
i'll just get a bunch of these to guard my property :D
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-2 4. LB187 commented 9 years ago

#3 Stick with the pitbulls. They are loyal and your odds of not being bitten the dogs are a lot better than the snappers! Besides, the snappers will not run down or chase bad people for you.

But if a bad guy sticks anything near the snappers mouth... kiss it goodbye! >:)
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+2 5. trancetunes (moderator) commented 9 years ago

Yea, #1, this isn't actually an animal show at all! Relax :P

Honestly, why do you think Steve died? He was messing with animals that did not want to be messed with. So while I get what you are saying about wanting to know real information about this, 1) it's not even an animal show, and 2), even Steve Irwin was messing around with animals in nature even though they didn't want it. That's why some would attack back, and well, he unfortunately lost his life in that final show because of it.
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+4 6. MiNo commented 9 years ago

Cool video, but what makes it so special that it can be on snotr.com and not the other Dirty Job clips?
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+14 7. mndar commented 9 years ago

I've got to say, I'm disappointed. :(
I was expecting to see it 'snap' something.
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0 8. rustam567 commented 9 years ago

#1 You contradict yourself in your own message
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-2 9. DarkiKun commented 9 years ago

that is one bad ass ninja turtle! =O
imagine if it was in this video?! http://www.snotr.com/video/4268
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-11 10. irishgek commented 9 years ago

#8 you used you too much in your comment.
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+8 11. EagleEyes commented 9 years ago

I thought I'd see some snapping! :|
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+4 12. shayangx commented 9 years ago

We didnt even see his biting power in action..
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-1 13. CrackrJak commented 9 years ago

#2 Mike Rowe isn't just 'some guy', He's no animal expert but he certainly has a lot of 'hands on' experience with animals.
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+5 14. Darkic commented 9 years ago

no snapping no fun :(
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+1 15. dafil commented 9 years ago

"Contrary to claims that Alligator Snapping Turtles possess the second strongest bite force of any animal, it has been recorded at 158 +/- 176.51 N (703±785.16 lbf) [maybe 158 ± 18 kilograms-force (1,550 ± 180 N; 350 ± 40 lbf)] which is lower than several other species of turtle and at about the same level as humans."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alligator_Snapping_Turtle#Description
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0 16. Teqskater commented 9 years ago

I've seen this or somthing similar on tv and an animal like that kan bite a pretty thick tree branch in two. It's crazy. :|
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+3 17. huldu commented 9 years ago

I do miss steve he always made a good show and he was always so... thrilled about showing stuff. A real shame what happened.
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+1 18. irishgek commented 9 years ago

#15 LOL Amazing thanks made my day coming home from work to see that follow up ....thanks a million
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+2 19. sux2bu commented 9 years ago

Here are some more statistics on bite pressure that National Geographic did on quite a few animals:

http://dogfacts.wordpress.com/2008/02/03/national-geographics-dr-brady-barrs-bite-pressure-tests/

It seems as though every study you can find has a different method of measurement and wildly different results. The part about the 18' Croc is amazing.
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-1 20. fotocisco commented 9 years ago

Did he say "guesstimated"? Pretty cool word!
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0 21. msavio008 commented 9 years ago

that thing will take ur hand off in one snap
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-1 22. Oddi commented 9 years ago

lol guys the title is really misleading..i was waiting for a 150 years old croc to smash this ninja turtle
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0 23. rubi commented 9 years ago

seeing the turtle snapping something would have been nice...
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0 24. heka1980 commented 9 years ago

down lacoste down.......