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#3581087 - 02/09/14 10:55 AM Re: Turtles [Re: choupique]
rem270
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 Originally Posted By: choupique
 Originally Posted By: mike243
Shoot or snag any that treaspass lol.they dig holes & drain ponds fyi.don't think shooting is legal but they are not something a pond owner wants


The only digging they'll do is shallow pits for nesting females, don't blame leaky ponds on turtles. As for eating up all your fish, that's a myth too. Some of the best ponds I've ever fished have had loads of turtles.


All ponds have loads of turtles and they eat alot of the fish. It's not a myth. Had a snapper eat a stringer full of crappie one time. Had about 15 on there and had 3 left before i found out he was eating them.
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#3581432 - 02/09/14 05:03 PM Re: Turtles [Re: rem270]
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Eating fish off a stringer isn't the same as catching free-ranging fish. Unless there's something else dramatically wrong with your pond (lack of spawning habitat) even a few snappers aren't going to hurt the fish population.
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#3581925 - 02/09/14 10:09 PM Re: Turtles [Re: choupique]
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Just wait, you will see em, I don't think I have seen a pond that didn't have turtles.
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#3581952 - 02/09/14 10:32 PM Re: Turtles [Re: catman529]
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They eat small fish, not so much the bigger ones. This is what hurts the fish population.
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#3582054 - 02/10/14 06:50 AM Re: Turtles [Re: in the dog house!]
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