Homemade Turtle Traps

Published: 30th April 2010
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Turtles at times can be a problem on your property. Learn some traps that you can make to get these turtles.



Sometimes turtles can be somewhat of a pest. The population of turtles in a pond for example can grow out of control taking over all the fish. You may find turtles in your backyard and aren't sure what to do with them. There are certain types like snapping turtles that you might not want around your yard since they could hurt your children or your pets.



You can make some homemade turtle traps to catch these turtles. This is a way of catching and releasing them versus killing them. Since these are homemade, they will help you save money on the process.



The first type of trap you can make is but digging a hole and putting a bucket into the ground level with the soil around it. Throw some worms or dead fish inside and the turtles will be attracted to this. They will fall into the bucket and get stuck.



Another version of this trap involves using a ramp the turtle can climb up so that you don't have to dig. Get a container and put the same worms and dead fish inside. Use a piece of wood to make a ramp. They can walk up the ramp trying to get the food and will fall inside becoming trapped.



Be sure to come back and monitor your traps each day. If you don't, these turtles will starve in your absence which is not the goal of the trap and release mentality.



What you do with the turtle next is up to you. Just note that letting them go in the general area that they will probably find their way back to your place since that's where much of the food source is for them. You may have to release them further away from your home and property if you do not want the turtle to come back again.



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