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Re: NFC: snappers, cooters, maps and sliders (turtle race)
>snappers, cooters, maps and sliders
>the turtle population in my pond has really grown over the past few years
>the point where i feel like i oughta relocate a few dozen of them.
>i dont want them competing with my fish for forage. i understand that the
>larger ones are vegetarian while the smaller ones like to eat fish.
Really? This is interesting...I've never heard this before. I know that
snappers, at least, of any age are very carnivorous.
When I was a kid we used to catch western painted turtles by jigging a worm
or piece of squawfish meat in front of their noses. The turtles that we
caught were not juveniles. I recognize that map turtles, cooters and
sliders are different species, however, so maybe...
I know that tortoises tend to be vegetarian; if there are turtles out there
that are strictly vegetarian, I'd like to know about it. It would be great
to have a couple in a pond without worrying about the fishes' future!
Does anybody know for sure?
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