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Posted: 4/19/2016 10:37:51 PM EST
My son found it in the lake, so apparently some sort of aquatic possum. He's slow moving and seemingly quite shy but will occasionally crane his neck around and open his mouth in a somewhat threatening manner. Any guesses?





...and for scale.

Link Posted: 4/19/2016 10:39:57 PM EST
The snapping variety.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 10:41:39 PM EST
Needs moar toxic ooze
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 10:41:46 PM EST
Elchupacabra.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 10:42:25 PM EST
Gamera. You are toast. Crispy toast.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 10:43:58 PM EST
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That would be my guess.

Not a critter I'd want around the house, to be honest.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 10:45:27 PM EST
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That would be my guess.

Not a critter I'd want around the house, to be honest.
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Originally Posted By HKUSP9v1:
The snapping variety.



That would be my guess.

Not a critter I'd want around the house, to be honest.


It's an inch long. What's he going to do, eat everyone?
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Originally Posted By triburst1:


It's an inch long. What's he going to do, eat everyone?
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Originally Posted By triburst1:
Originally Posted By PNWRN:
Originally Posted By HKUSP9v1:
The snapping variety.



That would be my guess.

Not a critter I'd want around the house, to be honest.


It's an inch long. What's he going to do, eat everyone?



No, just a finger tip or two.

Link Posted: 4/19/2016 10:52:15 PM EST
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Originally Posted By triburst1:


It's an inch long. What's he going to do, eat everyone?
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Originally Posted By triburst1:
Originally Posted By PNWRN:
Originally Posted By HKUSP9v1:
The snapping variety.



That would be my guess.

Not a critter I'd want around the house, to be honest.


It's an inch long. What's he going to do, eat everyone?



Yes, while you sleep.

Maybe not today, but he is in planning mode.
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Originally Posted By triburst1:


It's an inch long. What's he going to do, eat everyone?
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Originally Posted By triburst1:
Originally Posted By PNWRN:
Originally Posted By HKUSP9v1:
The snapping variety.



That would be my guess.

Not a critter I'd want around the house, to be honest.


It's an inch long. What's he going to do, eat everyone?





Fucking seriously.

Ban the snapping turtles. No matter what the size
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 10:54:03 PM EST
Looks like a baby snapping turtle.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 10:56:58 PM EST
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Nah, not a snappy. Snappers have tails. A little snapper (granted, 10X the size of OP's) fell into our neighbor's pool. Whiny neighbors asked Dad to fish it out because they was skeerd, and I had a new pet for about a month before Mom made me get rid of it. I fed him chunks of hot dog and crickets I'd catch.

That looks a little like a slider, but I'm not a turtleologist. Try feeding him small insects and bugs. Catch some water bugs or tadpoles, that's probably what he eats at that size.

eta: snappy jr (not my pic):
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 10:59:52 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TokerM:
Nah, not a snappy. A little snapper (granted, 10X the size of OP's) fell into our neighbor's pool. Whiny neighbors asked Dad to fish it out because the was skeerd, and I had a new pet for about a month before Mom made me get rid of it. I fed him chunks of hot dog and crickets I'd catch.

That looks a little like a slider, but I'm not a turtleologist. Try feeding him small insects and bugs. Catch some water bugs or tadpoles, that's probably what he eats at that size.

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http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/images14/BabySnappingTurtle.JPG
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It's a baby common snapper. The one in your pic is an alligator snapping turtle.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:00:04 PM EST
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looks like a florida yellow belly...cooter or stinkpot

need bottom up shot , neck extension to proceed with amateur assessment
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Originally Posted By triburst1:


It's a baby common snapper. The one in your pic is an alligator snapping turtle.
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Originally Posted By triburst1:
Originally Posted By TokerM:
Nah, not a snappy. A little snapper (granted, 10X the size of OP's) fell into our neighbor's pool. Whiny neighbors asked Dad to fish it out because the was skeerd, and I had a new pet for about a month before Mom made me get rid of it. I fed him chunks of hot dog and crickets I'd catch.

That looks a little like a slider, but I'm not a turtleologist. Try feeding him small insects and bugs. Catch some water bugs or tadpoles, that's probably what he eats at that size.

eta: snappy jr (not my pic):
http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/images14/BabySnappingTurtle.JPG


It's a baby common snapper. The one in your pic is an alligator snapping turtle.


Maybe he identifies as a slider? Did you ask him?


eta - the googlemasteroverlord disagrees with you. No tail, and no hook on the snout. Not a snapper.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:03:33 PM EST
Not a snapper...its a musk turtle
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:03:38 PM EST
Keep it, name it jaws, let it grow big and strong then feed him chunks of meat then gradually goldfish.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:05:15 PM EST
Shoot!! Get an aquarium.... put a big rock in the middle.... some fake weeds.... and water to the level about half way up the rock....

Then, raise him from a pup!!
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:06:06 PM EST
My guess is a common musk or stinkpot. Take a picture of the belly and rear and I can tell you for sure. You planning on keeping it? If so, you'd better get a good UVB bulb to help its early development.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:06:23 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TokerM:
Nah, not a snappy. Snappers have tails. A little snapper (granted, 10X the size of OP's) fell into our neighbor's pool. Whiny neighbors asked Dad to fish it out because they was skeerd, and I had a new pet for about a month before Mom made me get rid of it. I fed him chunks of hot dog and crickets I'd catch.

That looks a little like a slider, but I'm not a turtleologist. Try feeding him small insects and bugs. Catch some water bugs or tadpoles, that's probably what he eats at that size.

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http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/images14/BabySnappingTurtle.JPG
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That's an alligator snapping turtle in your picture. When I see those I head the other way. I'd take a water mocassin bite before I'd take a bite from one of those SOBs.


Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:07:54 PM EST
It's a salmonella lozenge
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:08:16 PM EST
It's one of the various mud turtle types.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:09:04 PM EST
Painted possum.
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Originally Posted By triburst1:


It's an inch long. What's he going to do, eat everyone?
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Originally Posted By triburst1:
Originally Posted By PNWRN:
Originally Posted By HKUSP9v1:
The snapping variety.



That would be my guess.

Not a critter I'd want around the house, to be honest.


It's an inch long. What's he going to do, eat everyone?


Lake Arfcom!


Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:11:23 PM EST
some turkles need to dry their shell out OP...so hopefully turtle has a rock under a sun lamp if necessary

good luck!
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Maybe he identifies as a slider? Did you ask him?


eta - the googlemasteroverlord disagrees with you. No tail, and no hook on the snout. Not a snapper.
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Originally Posted By TokerM:
Originally Posted By triburst1:
Originally Posted By TokerM:
Nah, not a snappy. A little snapper (granted, 10X the size of OP's) fell into our neighbor's pool. Whiny neighbors asked Dad to fish it out because the was skeerd, and I had a new pet for about a month before Mom made me get rid of it. I fed him chunks of hot dog and crickets I'd catch.

That looks a little like a slider, but I'm not a turtleologist. Try feeding him small insects and bugs. Catch some water bugs or tadpoles, that's probably what he eats at that size.

eta: snappy jr (not my pic):
http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/images14/BabySnappingTurtle.JPG


It's a baby common snapper. The one in your pic is an alligator snapping turtle.


Maybe he identifies as a slider? Did you ask him?


eta - the googlemasteroverlord disagrees with you. No tail, and no hook on the snout. Not a snapper.


It's got a long, tapered tail and the hooked beak.

Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:13:37 PM EST
I can't see a picture of a turtle without hearing my grandfather's voice, "Boy, get away from that thing! If he latches onto ya, he won't let go til it thunders!"
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Originally Posted By PNWRN:



That would be my guess.

Not a critter I'd want around the house, to be honest.
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Originally Posted By PNWRN:
Originally Posted By HKUSP9v1:
The snapping variety.



That would be my guess.

Not a critter I'd want around the house, to be honest.


It's not a snapper, they look more like snappers at that age nand the prominent serrations on the rear of the shell aren't to be seen. I'm gonna go with maybe a redear as this creek running hillbilly's SWAG.
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Originally Posted By triburst1:


It's an inch long. What's he going to do, eat everyone?
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Originally Posted By triburst1:
Originally Posted By PNWRN:
Originally Posted By HKUSP9v1:
The snapping variety.



That would be my guess.

Not a critter I'd want around the house, to be honest.


It's an inch long. What's he going to do, eat everyone?
one small bite at a time
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:20:06 PM EST
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Originally Posted By triburst1:


It's an inch long. What's he going to do, eat everyone?
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Originally Posted By triburst1:
Originally Posted By PNWRN:
Originally Posted By HKUSP9v1:
The snapping variety.



That would be my guess.

Not a critter I'd want around the house, to be honest.


It's an inch long. What's he going to do, eat everyone?


Next thread will be: wife and kids are gone, now I'm ahhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!



dibs on your stuff.
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Originally Posted By triburst1:


It's got a long, tapered tail and the hooked beak.
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Originally Posted By triburst1:
Originally Posted By TokerM:
Originally Posted By triburst1:
Originally Posted By TokerM:
Nah, not a snappy. A little snapper (granted, 10X the size of OP's) fell into our neighbor's pool. Whiny neighbors asked Dad to fish it out because the was skeerd, and I had a new pet for about a month before Mom made me get rid of it. I fed him chunks of hot dog and crickets I'd catch.

That looks a little like a slider, but I'm not a turtleologist. Try feeding him small insects and bugs. Catch some water bugs or tadpoles, that's probably what he eats at that size.

eta: snappy jr (not my pic):
http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/images14/BabySnappingTurtle.JPG


It's a baby common snapper. The one in your pic is an alligator snapping turtle.


Maybe he identifies as a slider? Did you ask him?


eta - the googlemasteroverlord disagrees with you. No tail, and no hook on the snout. Not a snapper.


It's got a long, tapered tail and the hooked beak.


You forgot to staple on the accessory pack. Check in the under side compartment. Sometimes it's sealed up, watertight.
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It's not a snapper, they look more like snappers at that age. I'm gonna go with maybe a redear as this creek running hillbilly's SWAG.
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Originally Posted By llanero:
Originally Posted By PNWRN:
Originally Posted By HKUSP9v1:
The snapping variety.



That would be my guess.

Not a critter I'd want around the house, to be honest.


It's not a snapper, they look more like snappers at that age. I'm gonna go with maybe a redear as this creek running hillbilly's SWAG.


I'd be the first to admit that I don't much about turtles...I always just assume the worst case scenario and work from there.

I hate to be a Negative Nancy here, but is taking wildlife for pets legal in your area, OP?

It isn't in mine, that's for damn sure.

Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:24:40 PM EST
here he is boss. deader than hell but won't let go.
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Here you can see the tip of the tail. He keeps it mostly tucked under his leg unless he's on the move, then it's well over half as long as his body.

Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:35:14 PM EST
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Its an Eastern Musk Turtle. I've eaten a few of those.
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Originally Posted By bobweaver:
My guess is a common musk or stinkpot. Take a picture of the belly and rear and I can tell you for sure. You planning on keeping it? If so, you'd better get a good UVB bulb to help its early development.
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This. It's NOT a snapping turtle, but size for size it has a nastier bite than a snapper!
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Bingo.

AKA three striped mud turtle.

AKA three striped mud turtle.
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:42:03 PM EST
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Originally Posted By PNWRN:


That would be my guess.

Not a critter I'd want around the house, to be honest.
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Originally Posted By PNWRN:
Originally Posted By HKUSP9v1:
The snapping variety.


That would be my guess.

Not a critter I'd want around the house, to be honest.


El oh fucking el
Link Posted: 4/19/2016 11:44:55 PM EST
He looks like he was recently hatched, from the slim in the first few pictures.
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Bingo.

AKA three striped mud turtle.

AKA three striped mud turtle.
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Originally Posted By 45pulse:
Not a snapper...its a musk turtle


Bingo.

AKA three striped mud turtle.

AKA three striped mud turtle.


OP is in Kentucky, not the deep South. He has a musk turtle. They're native to KY.



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El oh fucking el
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Originally Posted By aIIan:
Originally Posted By PNWRN:
Originally Posted By HKUSP9v1:
The snapping variety.


That would be my guess.

Not a critter I'd want around the house, to be honest.


El oh fucking el



So, you'd keep a snapper as a pet?

They don't stay an inch long forever, ya know.

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Originally Posted By Medicfrost:


OP is in Kentucky, not the deep South. He has a musk turtle. They're native to KY.

http://www.herprman.com/wp-content/gallery/musk-turtle-juveniles/musk.hatchling.lo_.JPG

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Originally Posted By aIIan:
Originally Posted By 45pulse:
Not a snapper...its a musk turtle


Bingo.

AKA three striped mud turtle.

AKA three striped mud turtle.


OP is in Kentucky, not the deep South. He has a musk turtle. They're native to KY.

http://www.herprman.com/wp-content/gallery/musk-turtle-juveniles/musk.hatchling.lo_.JPG



Interesting.

I didn't know there was a difference.

They certainly are cute lil fuckers

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So, you'd keep a snapper as a pet?

They don't stay an inch long forever, ya know.

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Originally Posted By aIIan:
Originally Posted By PNWRN:
Originally Posted By HKUSP9v1:
The snapping variety.


That would be my guess.

Not a critter I'd want around the house, to be honest.


El oh fucking el


So, you'd keep a snapper as a pet?

They don't stay an inch long forever, ya know.



Sure, I had many as a kid and I still have all my fingers and toes.
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It's a baby common snapper. The one in your pic is an alligator snapping turtle.
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Originally Posted By TokerM:
Nah, not a snappy. A little snapper (granted, 10X the size of OP's) fell into our neighbor's pool. Whiny neighbors asked Dad to fish it out because the was skeerd, and I had a new pet for about a month before Mom made me get rid of it. I fed him chunks of hot dog and crickets I'd catch.

That looks a little like a slider, but I'm not a turtleologist. Try feeding him small insects and bugs. Catch some water bugs or tadpoles, that's probably what he eats at that size.

eta: snappy jr (not my pic):
http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/images14/BabySnappingTurtle.JPG


It's a baby common snapper. The one in your pic is an alligator snapping turtle.

Yeah, the alligator snapping turtles are fully armored and have long tails as babies, which get shorter and fatter as they get older.

They look like miniaturized versions of the real thing, they're pretty cool. And when they're babies is the only time you're not afraid to mess with them.
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Yeah, the alligator snapping turtles are fully armored and have long tails as babies, which get shorter and fatter as they get older.

They look like miniaturized versions of the real thing, they're pretty cool. And when they're babies is the only time you're not afraid to mess with them.
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Originally Posted By triburst1:
Originally Posted By TokerM:
Nah, not a snappy. A little snapper (granted, 10X the size of OP's) fell into our neighbor's pool. Whiny neighbors asked Dad to fish it out because the was skeerd, and I had a new pet for about a month before Mom made me get rid of it. I fed him chunks of hot dog and crickets I'd catch.

That looks a little like a slider, but I'm not a turtleologist. Try feeding him small insects and bugs. Catch some water bugs or tadpoles, that's probably what he eats at that size.

eta: snappy jr (not my pic):
http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/images14/BabySnappingTurtle.JPG


It's a baby common snapper. The one in your pic is an alligator snapping turtle.

Yeah, the alligator snapping turtles are fully armored and have long tails as babies, which get shorter and fatter as they get older.

They look like miniaturized versions of the real thing, they're pretty cool. And when they're babies is the only time you're not afraid to mess with them.



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Sure, I had many as a kid and I still have all my fingers and toes.
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Originally Posted By PNWRN:
Originally Posted By HKUSP9v1:
The snapping variety.


That would be my guess.

Not a critter I'd want around the house, to be honest.


El oh fucking el


So, you'd keep a snapper as a pet?

They don't stay an inch long forever, ya know.



Sure, I had many as a kid and I still have all my fingers and toes.


You're a braver man than me, then.

I want nothing to do with those things, venomous snakes and spiders, gators, giant hybrid snakes, and all the other assorted nasty critters you got down there.

Nuh-uh. I'm sticking with mountain lions, bears and Samsquatches.




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Originally Posted By aIIan:
Originally Posted By PNWRN:
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The snapping variety.
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That would be my guess.

Not a critter I'd want around the house, to be honest.
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El oh fucking el
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So, you'd keep a snapper as a pet?

They don't stay an inch long forever, ya know.

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Sure, I had many as a kid and I still have all my fingers and toes.

ETA, odds are good this little guy is still living in my pond somewhere... planning his final attack.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 12:01:58 AM EST
I had a baby snapper as a kid. Brought him home from fishing and decided to keep him and give him a friend to play with. I put him in the aquarium with Tommy the frog.

Unfortunately Tommy was not armed and lost the vote on what was for dinner.
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Originally Posted By GreenBastard:
Originally Posted By triburst1:
Originally Posted By TokerM:
Nah, not a snappy. A little snapper (granted, 10X the size of OP's) fell into our neighbor's pool. Whiny neighbors asked Dad to fish it out because the was skeerd, and I had a new pet for about a month before Mom made me get rid of it. I fed him chunks of hot dog and crickets I'd catch.

That looks a little like a slider, but I'm not a turtleologist. Try feeding him small insects and bugs. Catch some water bugs or tadpoles, that's probably what he eats at that size.

eta: snappy jr (not my pic):
http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/images14/BabySnappingTurtle.JPG


It's a baby common snapper. The one in your pic is an alligator snapping turtle.

Yeah, the alligator snapping turtles are fully armored and have long tails as babies, which get shorter and fatter as they get older.

They look like miniaturized versions of the real thing, they're pretty cool. And when they're babies is the only time you're not afraid to mess with them.



https://youtu.be/BRrWiW1o19E

They used to have them in Lake Alice at UF, I just can't get over how they look.

Even an alligator does not looks fucking scary like that thing.
Link Posted: 4/20/2016 12:08:40 AM EST
We have a lot of Snapping Turtles in my neck of the woods. I don't fuck with them. I don't think we have Alligator Snappers on Central FL.
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