- Nov 27, 2017
About 20 years ago, a neighbor kid paid for his first car by trapping snapping turtles for the Asian market. I don't have much desire to try turtle meat, but they must like it over there.I know some people in Georgia ate turtles.Some of the fishermen at our lake did.Plus couple lived next door to us 40 yr ago in Atlanta ate them.
An added benefit of his trapping our pond was that when I would fish for sunfish, the darn snappers would attack the ones I caught sometimes. I saw it once. It was a little scary to have your rod bend in half and see a big snapper come up with your little sunfish in its mouth. I broke my line off three or four times because of that...