How Do You Eat Softshell Turtles?

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How Do You Eat Softshell Turtles?

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Snapping turtles and other types of soft shell turtles reside in rivers, creeks, streams, lakes and ponds. Fisherman and farmers can remove the turtles by hooking them on fishing line or through a process called noodling, in which swimmers dive and catch the turtles by their tails. While many people remove the turtles to protect livestock, others remove the turtles to eat. Rumors among Appalachian and Southern people suggest that turtles contain several varieties of meat that taste like other meats and exist in different areas of the turtle’s body. Place the soft shell turtle in a large plastic tote and fill the container half-full with water. Allow the turtle to set in the container for a week without food. This effectively cuts down on the smell by helping to empty the turtle’s digestive system. You may consider replacing the water daily to remove feces and urine. Approach the submerged turtle from behind to prevent him from pulling his head into his shell. Wearing work gloves to pro

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