It’s hatching season for snapping turtles

Baby Snapping Turtle. Photo courtesy of CPAWS Ottawa Valley.

The Ottawa Valley of CPAWS (Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society) has issued an alert about baby snapping turtles:

“Snapping Turtle’ hatching season just started. If you will find tiny creatures on the roads or other places, which are far from water, help them survive rescuing to water. We found today morning 15 just hatched snapping turtles. Most part of them was on the road; few were found in the grass. We rescued turtles from the road, but let move independently those found in grass.”

There were quite a few reports of snapping turtles setting up nests in the sand at Stittsville parks back in June, so keep your eyes open for these little creatures.

Baby Snapping Turtle. Photo courtesy of CPAWS Ottawa Valley. Baby Snapping Turtle. Photo courtesy of CPAWS Ottawa Valley. Baby Snapping Turtle. Photo courtesy of CPAWS Ottawa Valley. Baby Snapping Turtle. Photo courtesy of CPAWS Ottawa Valley.


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