What to do about this duck predator?

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

  1. CTChickenMom

    CTChickenMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Out Of The Brooder

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    snapper turtles love raw chicken. Could try baiting a floating turle trap (otherwise it will drown)
     
  3. SAORSA

    SAORSA Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. jimmythechicken

    jimmythechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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