Justin Broomhall took a Sunday fishing trip to Lake Cherokee with his father and his son. Little did he know they would make the catch of a lifetime. The Longview, Texas resident hooked a massive alligator snapping turtle on Father's Day, the biggest he's ever seen. "My dad was like 'Holy smokes, look at the size of that!'" Broomhall said. "My three-year-old son started panicking. He thought it was a dinosaur and kept saying, 'Let it go. Let it go. Put it back!'" Broomhall was using dough bait in hopes of reeling in a catfish, he said. However, "from [the turtle] being so old and going blind, he's using his smell to find bait," he said. "I guess he felt it, thinking it was some other dead fish and he ate it." The enormous creature weighed in around 200 lbs and was likely between 100 to 150 years old, estimated Broomhall, who works at Whitaker Plumbing in Carthage, Texas. "I do a lot of lifting. I was a bodybuilder in high school and 200 lbs to me is pretty easy to pick up," he … [Read more...] about Texas man catches massive alligator snapping turtle, then releases it back into the wild
Woodstock-Towne Lake | News | Mar 2019 Elm Street Cultural Arts Village To Announce Season Plans Elm Street Cultural Arts Village will be giving updates at the end of this month on the upcoming season and plans for its 4-acre property. Kathleen Sturgeon , Patch Staff Thank Share Woodstock-Towne Lake | Press Release | Feb 2019 Elm Street Presents: Of Mice & Men! The play runs for just over a week in March. Here’s where to get tickets. Press Release Desk , News Partner Thank Share Woodstock-Towne Lake | Press Release | Feb 2019 Guys & Dolls: Concert To Benefit The Arts You can come out to support Elm Street Cultural Arts Village, a Woodstock non-profit arts organization. Press Release Desk , News Partner Thank Share … [Read more...] about Woodstock-Towne Lake Arts & Entertainment News
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 8 SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK, Va. - The 911 call reached a dispatcher just after 10:45 p.m. Chandra Maxwell couldn't contain her panic. "My son just crashed his car on Skyline Drive," she wailed. "Please! He ran out of the car, and now he's in the woods. Please, you've got to help me." The dispatcher at the Page County Sheriff's Office offered to transfer her to the headquarters for Shenandoah National Park. As the call beeped, Chandra, 48, peered into the darkness. Her 18-year-old son, Ty, was out there somewhere, lost in the Virginia wilderness. Ty's father, John Sauer, 54, swept the flashlight of his cellphone along the tree line, looking for him. It was Thursday, April 22, 2021, and the couple had chased their son more than 300 miles from their home in Union Beach, N.J., to a scenic overlook in Shenandoah, a place none of them had ever been. … [Read more...] about He was acting strangely. Then he vanished into the Virginia wilderness.