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Where to set snapper free??

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2002 3:15 pm
by Wendygirl
I found a baby snapping turltle middle/end of fall last year. The pond it came from is full of cans and oil (in the middle of a city park) so I took it in for the winter. I was thinking about where I could possibly to set it free this year. I don\'t want to keep a snapper. They are a handful and very aggressive. He has grown very fast. From a shell approx 1.5\" to 6+\" over the winter. This is my first pet turtle so I am very afraid for Turdy when I set him/her free. I am wondering where. Would it be healthy to set Turdy free in the Reseviour a few miles from my house? I want the best possible chances for Turdy the Turtle to reach 80+ years old!
Also, when would be a good time to set Turdy free? I live in Ma and it\'s still quite cold here. Please give me your suggestions.

Newbie Turtle Lover!!!

Re: Where to set snapper free??

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2002 7:24 pm
by Heather
Where are you from? I,m from NJ and have many ponds,lakes ,and swampy areas around me;and believe me they are full of snappers. You can pretty much let him go in any of those locations especially where there is alot of mud<<since they love to bury themselves!>>>.But try not to let it go in an area where there is a road because they do travel and I have seen alot of casualtiesalong the side of the street..Hope this can help you out! GOOD LUCK!!

Re: Where to set snapper free??

Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2002 7:26 pm
by Heather
I honestly would wait until it starts to get a little warmer this way he will be awake and alert and pretty much find his own place to live when you set him free.