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My solution to carrying live snappers

"How in the world am I supposed to carry these live snapping turtles to my truck?" I asked myself. Ya see, this will be my first season trapping turtles. I have some great spots in mind but a good number of them would require me to hike in a good distance. I don't want to kill the turtles on site because I'd like to purge them out in clean water for a few days before slaughtering them.

Here's what I came up with. It's fairly simple and it's basically a trapper's basket/backpack. I'm not a trapper so I'm not familiar with the terminology. I purchased an external backpack frame from Ebay and a 20 gallon galvanized trash can from the local hardware store. I riveted the frame to the can with stainless 3/16" rivets. (Good Lord are strong hands ever required for these.) We'll see how it holds up. I am contemplating running a ratchet strap around the can and onto the frame for a little more support.



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Re: My solution to carrying live snappers

Put the lid on and strap it down tight or you will get a turtle on your head. You would be surprised what a turtle can get out of, they are escape artists. I just put mine in a feed sack.

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Re: My solution to carrying live snappers

just a word of caution. they can still bite you thru the sack.

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Re: My solution to carrying live snappers

Good point longear. It still hurts too.

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Put the lid on and strap it down tight or you will get a turtle on your head. You would be surprised what a turtle can get out of, they are escape artists. I just put mine in a feed sack.
Oh I'll absolutely be securing the lid to that can. I don't need to explain to anybody how I got bitten in the back of the head by a snapping turtle.
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Re: My solution to carrying live snappers

To bad you didn't get the shelf with the frame.

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