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Turtle Soup Tonight, Paw Paw!

Postby assateague » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:47 am

Thought I'd try and video me cleaning the turtle, hopefully well enough that anyone interested can try it sometime if they want to. It isn't quite as "high quality" as some- I had a homemade "bracket" for my phone made by twisting 12-2 Romex around the phone and around the top of the chair. It's a little shaky, (the first is the shakiest, then it gets better) but maybe you can still see what's going on. (My daughter was in rare form during the filming of this, BTW- especially where she wants to make "turtle gloves" for her baby doll from the feet) I'm sure the coonasses have some homemade contraption made from an old washing machine and remote control car parts, which spits the turtle out cleaned and deboned in 43 seconds, but the old rusty nail and board is the best I can do. :lol3:








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Re: Turtle Soup Tonight, Paw Paw!

Postby OGblackcloud » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:56 am

Never had it myself but I have heard its some good eats.
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Postby mhn » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:03 am

That is some good eats! Looks like you had your hands full with your little helper!


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Postby Botiz630 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:04 am

Thanks for posting, I've always been curious as to how this is done
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Postby Crazy Matt » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:40 am

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Re: Turtle Soup Tonight, Paw Paw!

Postby JTR » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:45 am

Little girl, "He likes me!"

Dad, "No hunny (snicker), He's dead."

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Postby assateague » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:48 am

Yeah, she had some real gems in there :lol3:
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Postby Redbeard » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:49 am

Cute kid Assa. Gotta love em
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Postby jehler » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:32 am

That was as much a lesson in good parenting as turtle cleaning. Good vid assa, thanks for posting.

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Re: Turtle Soup Tonight, Paw Paw!

Postby assateague » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:33 am

They're my wife's.
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Postby jehler » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:38 am

assateague wrote:They're my wife's.

if my wife had any idea the things her rose shears have cut
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Postby assateague » Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:50 am

:lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3: :lol3:
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Postby Cujo1 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:02 pm

Those are his guts..........AWESOME Ha Ha!

Great vid Assa! There are some precious moments there! She will love that being replayed at her wedding reception!!

The only thing I do to speed things up Is, I drive a big nail right through him and into a stump. Then I cut around the arms and neck and then rip the hide off like a deer or catfish. With him nailed down you can get meaner with him. I also use a carpenter knife for skinning since it is sharper than most knives! After I get the skin off then I remove the breast plate and continue. Great post Assa!
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Postby jehler » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:09 pm

Every snapper I have ever caught has smelled like the a two week old piss/crap filled diaper that's been left in a swamp. Do you scrub the bastard down before you clean them or have I only caught sick ones?
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Postby waterfowlman » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:13 pm

Great videos Assa.
Now you have to make combs and woman's hair clips out of the shell. Waste not....want not!
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Postby Montanafowler » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:01 pm

real turtle shell guitar picks :thumbsup:
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Postby steve-o » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:44 pm

"remember when momma caught that chicken for that chicken truck and you had to twist his head?"

i laughed. that brought back some memories of growing up on the chicken farm.
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Postby assateague » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:48 pm

Montanafowler wrote:real turtle shell guitar picks :thumbsup:


This one's got about 1/2" of moss growing on his back, but if you want it, let me know and it's yours. It's just laying out behind the shop.
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Postby assateague » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:50 pm

jehler wrote:Every snapper I have ever caught has smelled like the a two week old piss/crap filled diaper that's been left in a swamp. Do you scrub the bastard down before you clean them or have I only caught sick ones?


I just rinse the mud off to make it easier to work with. I've never had one that smelled even a little bad. Matter of fact, they smell better than cleaning fish, IMO. Some people put them in a barrel with freshwater and feed them bread for a couple days, but I've never seen the point behind this. It smells like I have a crab steam going on in the kitchen right now.
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Re: Turtle Soup Tonight, Paw Paw!

Postby Cujo1 » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:02 pm

assateague wrote:
jehler wrote:Every snapper I have ever caught has smelled like the a two week old piss/crap filled diaper that's been left in a swamp. Do you scrub the bastard down before you clean them or have I only caught sick ones?


I just rinse the mud off to make it easier to work with. I've never had one that smelled even a little bad. Matter of fact, they smell better than cleaning fish, IMO. Some people put them in a barrel with freshwater and feed them bread for a couple days, but I've never seen the point behind this. It smells like I have a crab steam going on in the kitchen right now.


We get some that stink pretty bad. I just throw them in an empty dog kennel and let them de stink for a few days. If it is really hot I put them in a small kiddy pool with water. It really helps with the smell. Sometimes they don't stink at all. It depends on where they have been living.
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Re: Turtle Soup Tonight, Paw Paw!

Postby Montanafowler » Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:24 pm

assateague wrote:
Montanafowler wrote:real turtle shell guitar picks :thumbsup:


This one's got about 1/2" of moss growing on his back, but if you want it, let me know and it's yours. It's just laying out behind the shop.



i appreciate the offer assa, but i'll pass for now :thumbsup: i know a pond around here that has some turtles in it, maybe this summer i'll catch one, try some turtle soup and see what i can do with the shell. if i can make some nice picks with it i'll send you a few :thumbsup:
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Postby Indaswamp » Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:10 pm

should always shoot the turtle in the head with a .22 to kill it, then scald the turtle shell and all in extremely hot water...ring the tail with a knife a few vertibra up from the tip, then shove a coat hanger up the spine to paralize the nerves and get the damn thing to stop moving. Then scrape the skin to get all the nasty crap off of him. :thumbsup: Tip from da swamp.
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Re: Turtle Soup Tonight, Paw Paw!

Postby 3legged_lab » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:06 pm

assateague wrote:
Montanafowler wrote:real turtle shell guitar picks :thumbsup:


This one's got about 1/2" of moss growing on his back, but if you want it, let me know and it's yours. It's just laying out behind the shop.

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How many times has that big knife in the first vid been sharpened?
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Postby Indawoods » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:13 pm

as stated, we always scald ours down here out of necessity. we will be setting lines when we get back from the turkeypocalypse.

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Postby Montanafowler » Wed Mar 28, 2012 5:14 pm

3legged_lab wrote:How many times has that big knife in the first vid been sharpened?


not nearly enough i'd say based on the fact he had to hit it with hedge clippers to go through the bone :lol3:
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