I used to have all different kinds of turtles as pets. But I have never had a baby alligator snapper just wandering how much do they cost when they are captive bred? I used to own a softshell turtle and so far they are one of my favorite water turtles. Are baby alligator snappers just as mean as adults? I caught a regular common snapper once while I was fishing for bream. It weighed about 10 pounds. I removed the hook it was barely hooked and realeasd it back in the lake.