The WLCC’s Annual General Meeting last week featured a talk by Paul Turbitt of Turtle Patrol. Paul’s talk about turtles in general and the local snapping turtle in particular covered some of the dilemmas they encounter. Human developments such as roads and walls threaten the ability of the females to lay eggs and the ability of the hatchlings to return to the water.
Paul asked folks to get in touch with Turtle Patrol if they see a turtle in difficulty and to report any nests of eggs they may come across. Turtle Patrol can help ensure the eggs are safe from accidents and predators. This is especially important for our local snapping turtles because they are under particular stress in developed areas.
Check out their web pages at TheTurtlePatrol.blogspot.com