Floating Turtle Trap 17" x 24" x 28"
I have owned the Pied Piper floating turtle trap for 9 years. I have a large pond, several acres. It became overrun with those dime store turtles sold 40 or 50 years ago. Groups would run fish to the bank and kill the fish. I put out the trap in May, emptied it of 25 to 35 4inch to dinner plate size turtles every 2 or 3 days, lost count at about 800 turtles by the end of August. About the same the next year, I estimate I removed 1800 to 2000 turtles the first 2 years with one trap, clearing them out every 2 or 3 days. No Bait - the turtles wanted to sit in the sun. Third year big difference, maybe 150 turtles all summer. Fish population grew and more ducks and geese stayed on the pond. I did not put out the trap the past two years and I see the turtle population is taking off again with the warmer days. I'll be putting the trap out again!
Date Added: 03/05/2017 by Bob Shields