I had to set out some live traps to try & catch the critter that recently killed a hen & a drake. I did catch the culprit, and have been keeping the traps set for another week or so just in case it had accomplices. The traps have a few whole eggs in the backs of them for bait, along with dishes of smelly cat food set underneath the traps. One of the traps was set behind the coops, against the fence along the canal bank behind our property. This morning I noticed it had been sprung, the door was shut. I had to climb over the fence & hike through the weeds to the trap. Then remove the cinder block weighing it down, and take off the feed sacks used to cover the trap. What was caught inside? An animal I have never before caught in a live trap, one I never thought would get itself caught in one. It was... ...an enormous algae-covered slider TURTLE!!! I don't know if it went in there because it was attracted to the bait or if the trap just happened to be in her path as she plodded down the canal bank. She hadn't been in there long because the algae on her back was still very moist. She's back in the canal now, puzzling over the strange turn of events in her morning. And I have another item to list under Things Caught In Our Live Traps.