Monday, October 3, 2022

“My 3-year-old son thought it was a dinosaur”: Man finds giant crocodile turtle “between 100 and 150 years old”

Longview, Texas.- Justin Broomhall, a plumber from Longview, Texas Father’s Day fishing with his father and his 3-year-old sonWhen he got to know about his life.

During his fishing trip on Cherokee Lake, Broomhall was hoping to catch a catfish, but he caught an animal he had never imagined: A giant crocodile turtle.

According to statements made by Broomhall iti, The reptile weighed about 200 pounds and was between 100 and 150 years old.

, My three-year-old was starting to panic. thought it was a dinosaur And kept saying, ‘Let him go. Let go. Give it back!'” said the fisherman Krone.

“My dad was like ‘Holy crap, look at the size of that!'” Broomhall said.

“I do a lot of lifting. I was a bodybuilder in high school and It was very easy for me to lift 200 pounds.”Broomhall, who works at Whitaker Plumbing in Carthage, Texas.

“That’s why [la tortuga] She is very old and goes blind, she is using her nose to find the bait. i think he felt it thinking it was another dead fish and ate it”he explained.

He released the crocodile turtle after being photographed

The Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife believes that The caiman tortoise is an endangered species that must be protected by the state.

So, Broomhall decided to release the turtle back into the water without any harm.

“Because of his age and knowing that it took him so many years to grow, he had to live in lakes and rivers. It needs to be freed”Bromhall said.

“They’re good to eat, but so Texas is endangered.

proud fisherman He shared the pictures and videos of his captivity on Facebook and Tiktok.

“Vero [la tortuga] Seeing it in person is completely different from seeing it in a photo or video. I mean pictures and things like this don’t do justice to how big his head was and how big his mouth and body were.”

“My hand, from the tip of the little finger to the tip of the thumb, is nine inches long, and it still wasn’t long enough to cover his head.”

Justin Broomhall said it’s a Father’s Day he’ll never forget: “It was so wonderful to see something like this being there with my father and son and living on the lakes and fishing and hunting for a lifetime.”

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