Well drat. I didn't know snapping turtles could climb several feet of cage to escape. Brought one home late Monday night to cook up for dinner. Nice 15 pounder or so. So I put her in one of the old dog crates I have out back. Didn't have a top, but since it was several feet tall, I figured I was fine. Wrong! Come home from work Tuesday, get all the butchering gear out, and go to get supper. It's not there! Oh, this is peachy. Somewhere in my nicely penned barnyard, complete with a pond, I now have a good sized snapping turtle lurking, wanting to lay her eggs. And she's got a nasty disposition, even for a snapping turtle. Sigh. As my wife said, while laughing at me, boy if you're going to screw up, you sure do it right!