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My Backyard was invaded by Turtles

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by DMMK, May 18, 2009.

  1. DMMK

    DMMK Big Dog

    Whats going on guys,

    Well this morning I was awaken by my dogs barking like crazy,around 4:30am This morning. They are usally quite and dont bark much, but when I went out to the back yard I saw around ten turtles that were dug into the sand in my backyard. My back yard is really a 1/2 arce then the rest is a lake. Well when I left to work this morning around 9am I noticed that all the turtles had left and laid eggs in the sand. Does anyone have any information on how long it takes the eggs to hatch????? or any other info....

    Once Again
    Thanks Guys

  2. cheese

    cheese Top Dog

    I dont know the answer but what kind of turtles?
    When i was a little kid i caught about 10 eastern box turtles in Maryland. I picked my favorite one and brought him home to cali on the plane. You couldnt do that these days. My dad told me to keep my mouth shut about the turtle and by the end of the plane ride every one was wishing me luck with my turtle:p Woops
  3. DMMK

    DMMK Big Dog

    AH Chesse it was 4:30 in the morning, I didnt stop and ask them....lol;)
    I live in Ga some they must be natives to the South!!!!!!
  4. Buck E. Owens

    Buck E. Owens Banned

    in Ontario they nest in the dirt on the side of the roads, near swamps and little ravines, I'll figure out how long the incubation of the eggs are here, should be the same as the turtles there in your area!
  5. DMMK

    DMMK Big Dog

    Thanks Buck....:cool:
  6. cheese

    cheese Top Dog

    Did it look like that? That is a eastern box turtle but this one is not nearly as cool as my Fast Eddy!
  7. It is between 2-3 months.

    I strongly suggest you call a zoo or animal control and advise them of the situation. Unfortunately it seems something is wrong with the sand of your lake. That or you never noticed them coming to your land to hatch. If you decide to leave them be, make sure you help them get to the lake safely.

    I would hate to hear your dogs chew them up amidst their trek to the lake.
  8. cheese

    cheese Top Dog

    Oh i missed the lake part. My best guess is a red ear slider.
  9. DMMK

    DMMK Big Dog

    After looking at some pictures on-line the turtle are either the Common snapping turtle or the Florida Soft Shell Turtle.
  10. websterz28

    websterz28 Big Dog

    eww wee those are the eatin kind,let them suckers grow up and eat there asses, mmmm i love turtle
  11. TheVictor22

    TheVictor22 CH Dog

    I had one of these.... I changed his name like 10 times. his final name was SOB because he bit the shit out of everybody..... with the exception of me. so everyone hated him...... lol
  12. cheese

    cheese Top Dog

    Haha my fast eddy was dope. Some stupid aussy kids stole him though like some punks. Fast Eddy had a fat chip out of his shell from being ran over by a lawn mower and he was the fastest tuurtle west of mississippi. He never tucked in his shell for nothing.
    Ahhhhh where are you fast eddy:(
  13. DMMK

    DMMK Big Dog

    I have eaten alot of weird stuff in my life, but I doubt that I will ever eat some Turtle, Plus I hear that the Snapping Turtle will bite the hell outta you.....:eek:
  14. KADO

    KADO Pup

    DMMK, we have a huge population of snappers down here, i haven't seen to many soft shells the past couple years though. Go try to touch one on the nose you'll find out which it is REALLY fast. LOL
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  15. DMMK

    DMMK Big Dog

    Ahuh Yeah right, I think I will pass on that Sh*t, after looking at the pictures, I am pretty sure that they are snapper eggs in my backyard. I just have to make sure none of the dogs get bit!!!!

    I am going to take Rocky's advice and call some folks to come remove these eggs from my yard.
  16. forty6mantis

    forty6mantis Big Dog

    make sure you either know those animal control people are good folks or they might make an issue about your dogs while removing those turtle eggs if your dogs are hollering at them on the chain. doing some good could cause you some bullshiiiiiiet. know what i mean?
  17. williewonka1

    williewonka1 Big Dog

    Turtles ar the $hit period. But i doubt those eggs will last in your yard. Depending on how much traffic is passing over them its all up in the air. 45-90 days those suckers will be ready to venture back to the lake depending on the weather. hotter the better for incub. period. But on the flip side turtle eggs are PURE protein my monitor used to eat them. But i wouldnt hesitate to give em to my dogs.
  18. RR3000

    RR3000 Big Dog

    You should try it,find someone that knows how to cook them and I bet ya,you'll be looking for more to eat..lol
  19. prpitdawg

    prpitdawg Top Dog

    i don't know, i've eaten snapping turtle before. i didn't care for it, too bland for me.
  20. Buck E. Owens

    Buck E. Owens Banned

    its probable a snapper or a paint turtle if its in Canada!
    my guess is snapper tho! those are the kind we have here!

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