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What are some absolutely WRONG ways to remove snapping turtles from roadways?

[NOTE: this question was inspired by one of the answers on this post: https://answermug.com/forums/topic/139508/don-t-try-this-at-home-have-you-ever-tried-to-replicate-some/view/post_id/977518


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Posted - January 7

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  • 43114
    Let it bite your finger, then pick it up. Bad idea.
      January 7, 2023 11:54 AM MST
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  • 51495

     

      Ouch! It won’t let go!
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      January 7, 2023 12:32 PM MST
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  • 43114
    Yeah...you have to cut its head off. Rather defeats the purpose of a rescue, 
      January 8, 2023 9:26 AM MST
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  • 10234
    With a roller truck (stupid Sierra Club)
      January 7, 2023 12:01 PM MST
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  • 51495

     

     Not only that, when you think about it it, instead of removing them from the road that way, it actually makes them a part of the road. Yuck!
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      January 7, 2023 12:31 PM MST
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  • 10234
    Another way to fill in potholes? 
      January 7, 2023 12:34 PM MST
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  • 7634
    Grab them up by the mouth. They love that.
      January 7, 2023 1:09 PM MST
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  • 51495
    Lol!
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      January 8, 2023 9:25 AM MST
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  • 1630
    Close off said section of road until the turtle decides it's ready to leave

      January 7, 2023 1:47 PM MST
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  • 8611
    Wait until they are fully grown. (My brother rescued this newly hatched snapping turtle and six more from the road.)



      January 7, 2023 1:52 PM MST
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  • 9408
    Kill it and eat it. Especially in a protected area or not during an approved hunting season. GRRR! 
      January 8, 2023 11:47 AM MST
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  • 30395
    By dragging them by their tail. 
      January 8, 2023 2:33 PM MST
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