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Turtles found at Quetico Provincial park in Ontario, Canada (July/2010)

During a recent extreme camping trip to Quetico Provincial park in Ontario, Canada, I came across some very large snapping turtles (With dragon tales) on Cirrus lake that were approximately 1 m long (Head to tale) and they were very aggressive, that is, they made a low barking sound and breathed very heavy. The turtle found a small mouth bass that I left in the water attached to a rope. Little did I know that when I went to pull up the fish in order to prepare it for supper, I discovered that there was some resistance on the rope. Finally, when I pulled up the rope, I realized that the turtle had almost swallowed the entire fish, I gently pulled on the rope and he let go of it. I removed the fish from the rope and gave it back to him. He devoured it!

Anyway, I caught another fish and we ate it for supper. Also, from this point on, I was reluctant to swim in the lake. After the trip, I did some serious reading about snapping turtles and I discovered that they will only harm you if they are cornered. Also, I also discovered that this turtle was greater than 100 years old!
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