Snapping Turtles

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There’s a turtle team?!

After a washed out turtle nest was reported, the eggs were salvaged, examined, and reburied safely by OFNC member Dave Seburn and his "turtle team" - Hannah, Hannah, and Mackenzie. by Sandy Garland A rescue mission ended successfully today (July 27), but a happy ending depends on 28 baby turtles, now safely buried at the [...]

2018-07-30T12:50:40+00:00 July 30th, 2018|Fletcher Wildlife Garden|

Victory! An end to the Snapping Turtle hunt

by David Seburn "Snapping Turtles take about 20 years to reach maturity in Ontario" - that's a long time to survive before being able to reproduce! (photo by David Seburn) Earlier this year, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) released proposed changes to the hunting regulations for the province. Among them [...]

2017-04-10T13:06:02+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Conservation|

Help end the Snapping Turtle hunt

by David Seburn An increase of only 0.1% in the annual mortality rate of 15+ year old Snapping Turtles would halve the number of adults in the local population in less than 20 years. Source: Management Plan for the Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina) in Canada Snapping Turtles face many threats including the loss [...]

2017-01-11T01:39:57+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Conservation|