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Keeping a turtle any thougths?

Posted by rjinga middle ga, zone 8 (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 11, 08 at 9:32

Found a small snapper in my yard this morning and I'd like to try to keep him,

I "temporarily" put him in my enclosed garden til I could figure out if it's reasonable to try to keep him.

I gave him a peach that he is chomping on as we speak.

I realize that he will eat stuff in my garden, so I wont leave him there long.

Has any one ever kept one of these wild turtles? He's about 5 inches across, Is there anything "mean" about doing that? he would be fed well and there are plenty of bugs out there, and no animals to bother or harm him.

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RE: Keeping a turtle any thougths?

I would let him go. He's not meant to be a pet and what good would you do him by restraining him from his natural habitat?
Turtles like water and space and it would be selfish to keep him.

RE: Keeping a turtle any thougths?

  • Posted by rjinga middle ga, zone 8 (My Page) on
    Mon, Aug 11, 08 at 18:26

I let him go earlier today. I think he was displaced from a wooded area behind my house that recently was logged and cleared for lord knows what reason. good ole american GREED. Probably will never see deer there again either. They used to come up in the nearby yards.

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