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RE: Predator Problems?

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Posted by: PHBoxTurtle at Fri Sep 10 23:29:32 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by PHBoxTurtle ]  
   

You must be very careful and serious about protecting your turtles. If you live in a rural or suburban area then there is a risk that raccoons will "find" you once you have a herd of turtles living outside for any lenght of time. Many people have lost turtles due to raccoons.

I live in the Mid-west in a suburban area and raccons visit me almost nightly. One year I live-trapped 16 before I gave up. I put all my turtles up at night into night-time pens. These pens are about 10 to 20 square feet per 1,2 or 3 turtles. I separate them to reduce stress. Since I put them in the evening, the turtles don't seem to mind the small quarters, or the handling. During the day they roam freely in large pens. Better safe than sorry!
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