Video: Australian Man Catches Alligator Snapping Turtle with His Bare Hands (and a Stick)


You may recognize Andrew Ucles from a video in which he took down a deer with his bare hands, but the Australian daredevil has since moved on to different prey—and a different continent. Ucles traveled to the wetlands of Louisiana in the search of the elusive alligator snapping turtle, and sought to catch one with bare hands. He was accompanied by Laura Zerra, a survival expert and cast member of Discovery Channel’s Naked and Afraid. She provided some leverage for lifting the turtle out of the water, by means of a large stick.

Alligator snapping turtles have been caught before on rod and reel, but using your bare hands is definitely something we would not recommend unless you have experience with turtle wrangling. The video includes some strong language.

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