Snappers....I've seen many as a youngin' swiming in the canal and wading the creeks. Mean beasts they are, glad I never had the honor of meeting one at the end of my hand. Old-timers liked to make soup out of them.Tom R said:Another reason not to skinny dip.
The scarest thing I've seen in the water was a regular snapping turtle that probably wouldn't have fit into a bushel basket. I can't imagine what an alligator snapper is like. Muskies and northern pike are also impressive.
[ot]The creation myth of the Awkwesasne Mohawk tribe on the St. Lawrence River (eastern U.S./Canada border) states the Creator made the earth on a turtle's back. Now the Akwesasne and U.S. and Canadadian officials use snapping turtles as indicators of environmental degredation.[/ot]Rumpy Tunanator said:Snappers.... Old-timers liked to make soup out of them.