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I have a pond, with a Snapping turtle in it about 16" in dia...

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  • Big Ceramic Smoker
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    • Aug 2014
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    • Quakertown Pa.
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    I have a pond, with a Snapping turtle in it about 16" in dia...

    My question is: how to clean it up and do something with it on the grill? Any experiences or ideas.
  • smarkley
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    • Jul 2014
    • 1426

    #2
    Sounds like fun... I have no idea how to clean them... but when you do, post some pics!

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    • Medusa
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      #3
      I've never had it, but when I was a kid growing up in NE PA, turtle soup was a real treat ( apparently )

      Be careful and watch those @#& claws and that mouth!

      -- Ed

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      • Danjohnston949
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        • Dec 2014
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        • 1410 9th. St. N, Fargo ND

        #4
        Big, Medusa said a mouthful about the claws and mouth. Even after being removed and for several hrs after they will bite and hold on. I understand that amputation is the remedy then, I never checked the validity of my sources! I have eaten snapping turtle, prepared by someone else, who claimed that turtle had seven different meats one of which was inedible? I rember liking it at the time, I also recall an assortment of hatchets, axes and saws laying about the yard and one helluva lot of cussing! I believe in the way of a suggestion you might want to give it another year to grow while you research the problem and find better advice! Dan

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        • DWCowles
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          • Jul 2014
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          • Smiths Grove, Ky
          • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

          #5
          It taste like chicken

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          • smarkley
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            So does rattlesnake

            hahahaha

          • Jon Solberg
            Jon Solberg commented
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            and chicken
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          #6
          You need to get a file and stick the pointed in at the bottom of the mouth, in order to pull the head out and chopped it off.

          We ate it in a red gravy, mostly leg meat that I can remember.

          Better hold it by the end of the tail or they will catch ya.

          After you get the head off....

           

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          • Medusa
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            I didn't watch the video, but nice of you to post! -- Ed

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