I discovered a 6-inch turtle in my pond the other day. I have seen it
twice since but each time it escapes into the deeper waters before I
have a good chance to look at it. I think it is brown-gray with yellow
markings but I couldn't swear.
Where could this turtle have come from? The closest creek is about a
quarter mile away, but the turtle would have to cross about 5 roads and
walk through a lot of pavement to get to my pond. The only turtle I
have seen there (several years ago) was a snapping turtle. Could my
turtle be a young snapping turtle? If so how do I catch it (it is
I have also heard of a guy in my neighborhood who has a pond with
turtles. But again he lives several roads away.
What else should I expect? Whill I soon be overrun with baby turtles?
Will my baby fish get eaten? My waterlilies? I apologize for this
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