Oklahoma Angler Catches 100-Pound Alligator Snapping Turtle

   05.15.14

Oklahoma Angler Catches 100-Pound Alligator Snapping Turtle

This week on Facebook we posted a photo of an Oklahoma angler who caught a 100-pound alligator snapping turtle.

Tulsa World reports that these turtles are not as common as they used to be in Oklahoma.They were extirpated from most of northeast Oklahoma and are currently the subject of reintroduction efforts. The turtles were diminished by people taking them for food and for the pet trade.

We found this video of a man digging for alligator snapping turtles to rescue and bring them to water.

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