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Snapping Turtle Visitor

Post by Gerry » Sat, 11 Aug 2001 01:27:21



Although my pond is a considerable distance from any natural water source, I
found a small snapping turtle swimming around.  I caught him (or her) and
relocated it to a beaver pond about 1/4 mile away.  Two fish have recently
disappeared.  Can the small turtle be the culprit?  If I had left the
snapper would it have done harm to the pond?
 
 
 

Snapping Turtle Visitor

Post by K30 » Sat, 11 Aug 2001 03:04:13


Snappers eat fish, frogs, ducklings, snakes - whatever happens to swim by.

Other pond fish gourmets are bullfrogs, snakes, herons, kingfishers, raccoons
(they usually leave a mess behind so you know they were there).

Usually the bigger the pond the more critters can visit
without doing too much harm. When your fish start to overbreed the pond a few
predators can help.

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Snapping Turtle Visitor

Post by to.. » Sun, 12 Aug 2001 11:29:07




Quote:
>Although my pond is a considerable distance from any natural water source, I
>found a small snapping turtle swimming around.  I caught him (or her) and
>relocated it to a beaver pond about 1/4 mile away.  Two fish have recently
>disappeared.  Can the small turtle be the culprit?  If I had left the
>snapper would it have done harm to the pond?

I had one get into my first pond. It looked like someone had put a
bushel of sparkles in the pond. He liked fish but didn't eat the
scales. He was only a few inches across the shell and he/it ate
several 16" fish over nght. I don't want any kind of turtles in my
pond.
cheers,
tonyf
 
 
 

Snapping Turtle Visitor

Post by ~ Windsong » Sun, 12 Aug 2001 14:55:50



Quote:
> Although my pond is a considerable distance from any natural water source,
I
> found a small snapping turtle swimming around.  I caught him (or her) and
> relocated it to a beaver pond about 1/4 mile away.  Two fish have recently
> disappeared.  Can the small turtle be the culprit?  If I had left the
> snapper would it have done harm to the pond?

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YES!  They not only eat fish but can remove a finger if you stick it in the
wrong place in the pond.  I would remove every snapper you see.
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