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Michael Strahan has some fans worried with scary-looking photo

The GMA star didn't know what to do

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Hannah Hargrave
US Deputy Editor
May 12, 2021
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Good Morning America’s Michael Strahan had an unexpected run-in recently and when he documented it on Instagram his fans were stunned. 

The TV host shared a snapshot of a snapping turtle on social media and captioned it: "It’s staring at me… should I run?"

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While his post came across as jokey, his fans were seriously worried for his safety. The image showed the turtle, with razor-sharp talons and it did indeed appear to be staring him down.

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The star's comments section was flooded with concerns as fans wrote: "Don’t play with those bro!" and another warned: "They're faster than they look."

Hoards of others reminded Michael that snapping turtles bite and one follower said: “That thing will snap a club in half just so you know."

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Others weren't convinced however and said the turtle looked to be "too old" to do any harm with plenty of people insisting the creatures only attack humans if provoked. 

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Michael's photo of a snapping turtle concerned fans 

Michael's image was a far cry from the photo he shared on Mother's Day! The GMA presenter delighted his legions of fans when he posted a lovely picture of himself and his mother Louise.

She is the former athlete’s biggest supporter and Michael wanted to thank her for everything she does for him.

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Michael paid tribute to his amazing mum on Mother's Day 

The father-of-four shared a happy picture of the pair of them on the set of Good Morning America, as they sat at a table in front of an adoring crowd.

In the caption, Michael wrote: "Happy Mother's Day to my sweet and strong Mom....No matter what, I can always depend on my Momma! Can't love you enough!"

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