WHAT ARE TURTLES?

Turtles are one of the longest living creatures on the planet. They are semi-aquatic reptiles that are slow movers. Turtles have a shell composed of bone covered in keratin plates. Turtles cannot leave their shells. It is permanently attached to the back and ribs. Wisconsin has 11 turtle species, with the most common turtles being the painted turtle and the snapping turtle. 

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.

Snapping Turtles on Lawn

Don't Let Snapping Turtles Invade Your Pond!

Don't Let Snapping Turtles Invade Your Pond!

HAVE A PROBLEM WITH TURTLES?

In general, turtles are gentle and harmless reptiles. However, snapping turtles are a problem for homeowners that have koi ponds or streams on their property. With their power 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.

ARE TURTLES A CONCERN?

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    Turtle Removal & Trapping

    Advanced Wildlife Control specializes in humane animal control. Our wildlife specialists use a combination of live traps and baits to safely and effectively remove any turtles from your property. Once captured, we will relocate turtles 30+ miles away from your residence. 

Snapping Turtle on Lawn

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.

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