Another food that can be foraged, snapping turtle from pond to plate. If you are thinking, no way, I would never eat that I get it. Before we continue let me just say. These video will show very graphic details of killing and cutting up a turtle. While I do think everyone should have this info if you are going to be offended and wanting to complain about the videos, PLEASE do not watch them, they are not for you. However I think we should also be open to new knowledge because sure right at the moment you probably have enough to eat and now worries about food shortage and that is good.
The thing is you never know when a catastrophe might happen. Take Venezuela for instance, do you really think the folks that live there ever thought they would have no food, no power and not even medicines.
I am pretty sure they never had those kind of thought and yet this is their reality right now. If that ever became your reality even if only a month or so wouldn’t you rather know how to forage for food than to watch your children starve. I just watch learn and file it away. At least if ever I need this info I will have it in my head.
Snapping turtles are among the commonly available turtle species together with map turtles, painted turtles, mud and musk turtles, softshell turtles, and red eared sliders.
Snapping turtles, according to Karma Williams, have a slightly hooked upper jaw and three low keels. They also have long tails, muscular limbs, and a sawtooth back edge on the top shell or carapace.
There are some turtle keepers who assume that these would make as good pets. In reality, however, snapping turtles are only suitable for experienced turtle keepers and not for novices.
When in water, snapping turtles tend to be very shy. These are not social creatures. Yet, extra care is needed when you deal with them on land. Snapping turtles have the tendency to be extremely aggressive.
These turtles give justice to their name snapping as they stand on all fours and rock back and forth. Snapping turtles can strike with exceptional force and speed every time they sense an impending danger. If you are not too careful, these snapping turtles could even bite your fingers off.
Baby snapping turtles can grow into large adults and weigh up to 70 pounds, with lengths of shell of as much as 20 inches. They can also grow fast, with small snappers doubling in size in a matter of 12 months.
Not like desert tortoises, the snapping turtles’ population is not yet in danger of extinction. This is why people can still catch and cook them. Catching snapping turtles is said to be the easiest and simplest part of the process.
There are many ways to catch these creatures and you can learn about these in the video. In these videos, Les Johnson from Everything Outdoors and his friend Bill Gray share some tips on how to catch, clean and cook a snapping turtle. Through this tutorial, you can look forward to having a great time and dinner.