This morning when I put my dogs outdoors for the day, there was a large snapping turtle near Freddy's dog house. Of course, Freddy wanted to play with it, and the snapper was not interested. I rinsed the bucket, and coaxed the snapper into it and turned him loose behind my chicken coop. Maybe it will keep snakes out of the coop? My friend who gave me a rooster said he would keep snakes out of the coop... I hope so. I think the snapper weighs about 5 lbs, and if he can avoid my neighbors, he ought to live a long healthy life. Some people like to shoot them, but not me. I had a baby snapper for a pet when I was growing up, and its name was 'Mike'. I would prefer that he avoid my pond though.