Turtles are considered one of the longest living creatures on this planet. In general, turtles are gentle and harmless reptiles. Turtles are semi-aquatic reptiles that are slow movers. However, they can be quick at times if they sense danger. Wisconsin has 11 turtle species, with the most common turtles being the painted turtle and the snapping turtle. Common habitats for turtles include ponds, streams, and rivers. 

ARE TURTLES A CONCERN?

  • 1. Turtle Problem

    In general, most turtles are harmless. However, snapping turtles can become a problem for homeowners that have ponds or live near streams. With their powerful beak-like jaw, a snapping turtle can bite a human finger or toe right off. Most people think they are safe to pick up, but snapping turtles can easily extend their necks all the way back to their hind legs. 

  • 2. Trapping & Removal

    At Advanced Wildlife Control, we believe in humane animal removal. Therefore, we will humanely live trap and relocate the snapping turtles from your backyard ponds or streams.

  • 3. Same-Day Service!

    Our customers are our #1 priority! At Advanced Wildlife Control, we want to make sure your animal problems are resolved in a timely manner. Therefore, our AWC professionals can usually be out at your property on the same day when you call or the following day.

In general, most turtles are harmless. However, snapping turtles can become a problem for homeowners that have ponds or live near streams. With their powerful beak-like jaw, a snapping turtle can bite a human finger or toe right off. Most people think they are safe to pick up, but snapping turtles can easily extend their necks all the way back to their hind legs. 

At Advanced Wildlife Control, we believe in humane animal removal. Therefore, we will humanely live trap and relocate the snapping turtles from your backyard ponds or streams.

Our customers are our #1 priority! At Advanced Wildlife Control, we want to make sure your animal problems are resolved in a timely manner. Therefore, our AWC professionals can usually be out at your property on the same day when you call or the following day.

Have a Problem with Turtles?

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Turtles primarily prey on fish, frogs, mice, small snakes, and other turtles. 

Turtles can be found throughout Wisconsin, especially near water sources such as ponds, rivers, marshes, and streams. 

The breeding season for snapping turtles in Wisconsin is between April and November. The female turtle will build a nest for her eggs and lay roughly 20 to 40 eggs. Eggs will typically hatch 2 to 4 months later.

Did You Know? - Animal Facts

Did You Know?

Out of the 11 species of turtles in Wisconsin, only one species is strictly terrestrial and does not live in the water.

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