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biting turtles? #364536
01/19/10 07:57 AM
01/19/10 07:57 AM
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New Jersey, USA
debvznj Offline OP
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Did I read somewhere that someone got bit by a turtle while snorkling?

Re: biting turtles? [Re: debvznj] #364540
01/19/10 08:36 AM
01/19/10 08:36 AM
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West Virginia, US
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I did in Feb, 2007. It was a loggerhead and I never did figure out why. My brother and others actually watched it. There may have been too many snorkelers around the area.

I got a large bruise on my hipbone and a decent story to tell.

Last edited by AlJ; 01/19/10 08:38 AM.
Re: biting turtles? [Re: AlJ] #364543
01/19/10 08:47 AM
01/19/10 08:47 AM
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San Pedro Belize
elbert Offline
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We've had a couple of incidents lately just bruised but a big bad bruise. Its one in-particular turtle with an attitude. I don't understand why.

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Re: biting turtles? [Re: elbert] #364555
01/19/10 09:57 AM
01/19/10 09:57 AM
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maybe they are just tired of being harrased, just like all of the other critters around here?

Re: biting turtles? [Re: Coconut Cowgirl] #364560
01/19/10 10:26 AM
01/19/10 10:26 AM
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San Pedro Belize
elbert Offline
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My guess would be mating!
He seems to be only biting women!
a little love bite as foreplay :-0

White Sands Dive Shop
Re: biting turtles? [Re: elbert] #364577
01/19/10 12:39 PM
01/19/10 12:39 PM
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Palm Springs
Bing Crosby Offline
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Maybe someone was trying to feed them marshmellows with their mouth.

Re: biting turtles? [Re: elbert] #364597
01/19/10 03:43 PM
01/19/10 03:43 PM
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Minnesota, USA
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