Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Wednesday Lagniappe: A Snapper
My neighbor called me over in late May. This snapping turtle was on her driveway, mind you, this is a suburban subdivision, and it was not 5 feet from the road. Do not attempt to move a snapper, call a certified wildlife rehabilitator for assistance and advice (most animal controls will only come out for domestic or clearly rabid animals, so they would not help here). My neighbor had the snapper moved to a wild area, as we did not want it to roam the neighborhood, where little children might try to "pet" it. Though we were worried, it is a cool creature and we were delighted to see it: this means something is going right in our little ecosystem! And, if it is a she, was she out laying eggs? Might we expect baby snappers?