Ranger Mel could you tell us more about that very polite looking snapping turtle?


His name is Snips and he is three. As snapping turtles go, he is very polite. He can climb out of his feeding tub if he wants to but he generally does not if you are timely about giving him worms. He usually just props himself up over the side and watches patiently until you feed him.

Most snapping turtles are terrible program animals but he’s pretty manageable as snappers go. However, adult snapping turtles regularly reach 35+ pounds and Snips is outgrowing his tank, so we will probably have to release him this year. He is a very talented eater so I think he will be very good at being a wild turtle, but I will miss him.

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