Snapper Turtle?

This turtle's tail is SPIKED, like Dinosaur spikes! How old is this turtle?? He looks really old!
This turtles tail is SPIKED, like Dinosaur spikes!

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  • Capernius Capernius on May 26, 2015
    I have been around enough snapping turtles to know what one looks like, & the turtle in those pics is a snapper. They will thrive in areas with water....the more water the better. My advice is to take a stick long enough to keep fingers & hands at a safe distance, then take that stick & try to get him to bite can do this by thumping his nose gently/lightly. once he bites down on the stick, deposit him & the stick in a 5 gallon bucket, then take him to a river/creek/lake/etc & dump him out at water's edge. With any kind of luck, that will be the last you will see of that turtle. Lastly, the farther away from people you take him, the better. the last thing that ANY turtle wants, is human confrontation.
    • JimG JimG on May 27, 2015
      @Capernius Thank you! Haven't seen him in a while, and that may be we had our gutter system upgraded to move water away from the house. Maybe it's too dry there now. Hopefully! Again, thank you and if we do see him again, I'll know what to do now.
  • Capernius Capernius on May 27, 2015
    Sir, you're quite welcome. Glad I could be of some help.