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What to do about this duck predator?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by CTChickenMom, May 26, 2010.

  1. CTChickenMom

    CTChickenMom Songster

    Jan 5, 2009
    SE Connecticut
    My father works at a botanical garden in the Berkshire's in western MA. For each of the last 3 years, they've had a mallard pair nest at a small pond they have. However, each of those 3 years has resulted in failure due to a snapping turtle. Is there any way to catch a turtle or move the ducks nest? What do you lure a snapping turtle with? Is there anything we can do to help out this duck family?
  2. Happycheese

    Happycheese In the Brooder

    Apr 8, 2010
    Carlisle, PA
    snapper turtles love raw chicken. Could try baiting a floating turle trap (otherwise it will drown)
  3. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Songster

    Jun 8, 2010
    if you can see the snapping turtle in the water get a fishing pole with heavy line an a steal leader cast out a half dead shinner an if he see's it he will eat it set hook an drag him out of the pond.you can then cut his head off an make soup.[​IMG] or relocate him to a new pond the hoke will desolve in a week or 2 so just cut the leader an run.

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