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April 9, 2008 7:15 PM   Subscribe

The Turtle Man

More on snappers and their bite.
posted by PhatLobley (33 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow.
That's like Okie noodling, but even more cruel and stupid.
posted by Dr. Wu at 7:25 PM on April 9, 2008


This is cruel. Of course, it's also impressive and hilarious.
posted by grobstein at 7:28 PM on April 9, 2008


I think the first video is an ad for a sports drink.
posted by BeerFilter at 7:34 PM on April 9, 2008


Not really any more cruel than deer hunting. At least he eats them.

Also, Im proud to be from Kentucky.
posted by T.D. Strange at 7:43 PM on April 9, 2008


I don't see it as any more cruel than eating beef or catching a fish. At least this guy is willing to get in there and bet his fingers on it. The biggest risk most of us face when it comes to catching food is poking ourselves with our forks as we shovel it in.
posted by LeeJay at 7:43 PM on April 9, 2008


Christ, what an asshole.
posted by puke & cry at 7:44 PM on April 9, 2008


"I try not to smile. I got my teeth knocked out by a chainsaw."

Wait. What?
posted by miss lynnster at 7:45 PM on April 9, 2008


I was wondering the exact same thing, miss lynnster. How he went about knocking his teeth out with a chainsaw while keeping his head attached is just one of the many things I can't figure out about this video.

I can't wait to go to my friend's wedding in Kentucky next month.
posted by PhatLobley at 7:49 PM on April 9, 2008


Probably the chainsaw kicked a chunk of wood or a rock back at him.

Hell, this guy looks like he'd be fun to spend a Friday night with.
posted by echo target at 7:51 PM on April 9, 2008


It's cool except for the whole clearing out all life from the pond thing. Do you have any idea how long it will take for those turtles to re-evolve?
posted by norabarnacl3 at 7:51 PM on April 9, 2008


Are you kidding me!?! That has got to be John Laroche from Adaptation, missing teeth and all!
posted by paddysat at 7:52 PM on April 9, 2008


7 kinds of meat in them.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 7:56 PM on April 9, 2008


He says he doesn't drink or smoke or do drugs and I, for one, am glad because I can hardly imagine the carnage that would ensue if this guy decided to go on a bender.
posted by LeeJay at 7:58 PM on April 9, 2008


Do you have any idea how long it will take for those turtles to re-evolve?

It's a good thing they've got the legs thing down.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 8:00 PM on April 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


The Turtle Woman
posted by Rhaomi at 8:01 PM on April 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


I'm trying to decide if this is a bad thing. Are snapping turtles a native species we want to protect, or an invasive species this guy's doing us all a favour my depopulating?
posted by Dasein at 8:03 PM on April 9, 2008


It's a native species, but it's not considered in need of protection.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 8:20 PM on April 9, 2008


Turtleman: I might find a bullfrog or two, a fish attack, plus maybe a snake."

Cameraman: "Or typhoid, or..."

Turtleman: "Nah, it'd be, ah, water snakes."
posted by eye of newt at 8:38 PM on April 9, 2008


the most common way to cook turtle soup is to boil the live turtle in its shell. im not saying thats how this dude eats his turtles but you know.
posted by Roman Graves at 9:02 PM on April 9, 2008


And he won't shut up about turtles at Christmas dinner let me tell you. Family, you can't pick 'em.
posted by nola at 9:10 PM on April 9, 2008 [1 favorite]


Also: LOLKENTUCKIANS
posted by Roman Graves at 9:23 PM on April 9, 2008


My wife's from Kentucky. There was very much a Facepalm reaction to that video from her. Naturally, I LOLed.
posted by agress at 9:25 PM on April 9, 2008


the most common way to cook turtle soup is to boil the live turtle in its shell.

Oooh, ok, can't get behind that one. That definitely is cruel. I hope Turtle Man kills them quickly first.
posted by LeeJay at 9:25 PM on April 9, 2008


dude. these things are totally unhealthy to eat. especially from the looks of the pods where he's getting them, but not like the turtle man cares...
posted by joshuajcohen at 10:42 PM on April 9, 2008


Outstanding.

I'm surprised no one has yet pointed out the similarity to Noodling.
posted by Tube at 10:59 PM on April 9, 2008


Sigh. These guys actually make great pets if you raise them from the time they're hatchlings. I've had a pet slider for about 15 years, and she's quite a bit smarter than I thought a turtle could be. This pains me to watch.
posted by 1adam12 at 11:03 PM on April 9, 2008



I'm surprised no one has yet pointed out the similarity to Noodling.

Surprise!, it was just the first comment...easy to miss.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 1:38 AM on April 10, 2008


Does he also play the banjo...?
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 5:26 AM on April 10, 2008


This is just silly. The REAL turtle man can be seen in action here.
posted by sporb at 9:07 AM on April 10, 2008


Sigh. These guys actually make great pets if you raise them from the time they're hatchlings.

Son, you must be outta your tree. Those are alligator snappers and you'd be a damned fool to keep one as a pet. There's a world of difference between a cute little slider turtle and these monstrosities.
I've eaten many snappers and they're delicious.

I've done battle with them over the fish in my lake, as well.
posted by Baby_Balrog at 9:33 AM on April 10, 2008


1adam12 : This pains me to watch.

I like Sulcata tortoises myself, but I understand where you are coming from.

That said, I do appreciate his battle cry on having caught one. I'd actually like to adopt something similar for work, like when I solve a particularly thorny bit of troubleshooting I'd love to do that fist-in-the-air yodeling yell that he does.

But I suspect that others in the call center would take issue with that. Well, that and the fact that I was shirtless and had a hat with a feather hanging out of it.
posted by quin at 10:35 AM on April 10, 2008


What a sick corn feed freak!
posted by petersn1 at 3:17 PM on April 11, 2008


what
posted by Baby_Balrog at 10:22 AM on April 12, 2008


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