Ducks Attacked by Trutles

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by norsefilly, May 10, 2016.

  1. norsefilly

    norsefilly New Egg

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    Has anyone had problems with turtles attacking their ducks? I saved one of my female Pekins from a snapper and a few weeks later one of my drakes was dead in the pond missing his head and his intestines were coming out of a hole in his lower stomach [​IMG] I really need help figuring out what to do before my Muscovy ducklings and goslings are old enough to go out.
     
  2. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you seen turtle traps before, i think you can google it you just use a milk just and some line.
     
  3. norsefilly

    norsefilly New Egg

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    I made a wire turtle trap and I couldn't catch any with it.
     
  4. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm then I would just call an exterminator at this point.
     
  5. cayugaducklady

    cayugaducklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm sorry for you loss.

    My local wildlife vet had some specific suggestions for making natural and dug ponds snapping turtle unfriendly.

    I don't remember most of his advice because it was a year ago and we don't have any dug ponds on our property.

    The one ting I do remember is to prevent/remove sloping banks on your ponds. The older ducks can get out of a straight (vertical) bank.
     
  6. norsefilly

    norsefilly New Egg

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    That makes sense. Unfortunately the pond was already there when we bought the house and it's pretty big so it would take a lot of work to change all of it. Thank you!!!!!
     

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