A small treble hook, hooks bent just a bit to make it like two hooks, a real nice chunk of chicken gizzard, heart with the hooks buried in them. Tied the wire leader to two water type bottles so they would float.
We noticed the bottles were jerking just a bit so I went down to check it out. Took my net and pulled the bottles towards me up and out of the water. And the turtle was hanging on to the chicken for dear life. It was not hooked but in the process of swallowing the chicken pieces whole. Wrapped up in my hornwort. Didn't even see it at first.
The chicken just pulled right out of its mouth. Zero hooked.
A lot smaller than I thought.................being moved to a wild pond..............non damaged.
Hubby saying kinda cute, cute or not it is leaving the pond.
A common snapper! I don’t get those here, we get alligator snappers! Their shells are meaner looking, and they prefer meat to plants, fish are food for them.
This is a screen shot of one from online, I don’t have any pictures left of the one we caught roaming the yard.