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Turtle Eggs #7606086
06/16/22 07:34 AM
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Eagleye Offline OP
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Snappers and painted turtles were busy laying eggs in my gravel driveway Up North... it looked like a minefield by the time I left.
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Re: Turtle Eggs [Re: Eagleye] #7606092
06/16/22 07:44 AM
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fox food buffet

Re: Turtle Eggs [Re: Eagleye] #7606095
06/16/22 07:46 AM
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I was thinking you now have the perfect place to set DPísÖthe coons and possums will be there shortly.

Re: Turtle Eggs [Re: Wanna Be] #7606097
06/16/22 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
I was thinking you now have the perfect place to set DPísÖthe coons and possums will be there shortly.

For sure...If there's any left after the black bears and coons

Re: Turtle Eggs [Re: Eagleye] #7606169
06/16/22 09:00 AM
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West Virginia,age 49
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I've noticed several snappers the last week.

I actually saw one this morning in a driveway on my way to work. Now that I think of it she was digging a nest.

Last year I watched one dig a nest and lay eggs at a neighbors place. It was amazing how many eggs they lay.


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Re: Turtle Eggs [Re: Eagleye] #7606187
06/16/22 09:28 AM
06/16/22 09:28 AM
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Coon have been digging nests here for over a week


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Re: Turtle Eggs [Re: Eagleye] #7606509
06/16/22 05:11 PM
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Siren, WI
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In the last eight days we have marked 28 nests or clutches think they are called. All within 50 yards of our house. All painter turtles. Plus all the ones we didn't see. Mowing is going to fun this summer.

Re: Turtle Eggs [Re: Eagleye] #7606562
06/16/22 06:31 PM
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Been seeing quite a few turtles here too. You know something just irritates the heck outta me is Jerks running them over on purpose. I always stop and move them if I can. The water turtles and box turtles just hunker down and are passive but the old snappers always try to turn and face you to strike, ain't met a friendly one yet that was happy I was helping them! Gotta time it right to snatch them up by the tail.
I'd be curious if anybody knows, those snappers about the size of a basketball, how old you think they are?

Re: Turtle Eggs [Re: Eagleye] #7606576
06/16/22 07:05 PM
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grab them by the tail with your right hand, then run your left hand up the shell, and grab the shell right above the head. safer for the snapper than handling it by the tail, and they cant bite that way.

Re: Turtle Eggs [Re: Eagleye] #7606580
06/16/22 07:10 PM
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Lip 'em like a big bass.


Re: Turtle Eggs [Re: Michigander] #7606589
06/16/22 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Michigander
Lip 'em like a big bass.

LOL ....... and they'll "thumb" you, make you squeal like a big ol pig grin

Last edited by Crowfoot; 06/16/22 07:31 PM.
Re: Turtle Eggs [Re: trap master] #7606698
06/16/22 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by trap master
Been seeing quite a few turtles here too. You know something just irritates the heck outta me is Jerks running them over on purpose. I always stop and move them if I can. The water turtles and box turtles just hunker down and are passive but the old snappers always try to turn and face you to strike, ain't met a friendly one yet that was happy I was helping them! Gotta time it right to snatch them up by the tail.
I'd be curious if anybody knows, those snappers about the size of a basketball, how old you think they are?


I was just reading that snappers can breed when they are 7 or 8 years old so if your seeing them laying eggs they must be at least that age.

Re: Turtle Eggs [Re: trap master] #7606714
06/16/22 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by trap master
Been seeing quite a few turtles here too. You know something just irritates the heck outta me is Jerks running them over on purpose. I always stop and move them if I can. The water turtles and box turtles just hunker down and are passive but the old snappers always try to turn and face you to strike, ain't met a friendly one yet that was happy I was helping them! Gotta time it right to snatch them up by the tail.
I'd be curious if anybody knows, those snappers about the size of a basketball, how old you think they are?


You can age turtles and tortoises by counting the rings on the scales on the carapace of the shell. It's very similar to counting the growth rings on trees.

Keith

Re: Turtle Eggs [Re: Eagleye] #7606754
06/16/22 11:23 PM
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Found this nasty old guy crossing the road last week. I would have brought him home if I didn't have two little girls riding in the back.

Re: Turtle Eggs [Re: Eagleye] #7606774
06/17/22 12:15 AM
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Totally off topic, but does anyone know if sliders or mud turtles will eat baby ducks?


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Re: Turtle Eggs [Re: Eagleye] #7606788
06/17/22 01:54 AM
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Never known sliders or mud turtles to eat duckings. Big snapping turtles will wipe baby ducks and gooslings out.

Re: Turtle Eggs [Re: Eagleye] #7606831
06/17/22 06:50 AM
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Snakes too, we have a lot of both on the hunt club that I am a caretaker of.......jk


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