Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Correction: snapping turtle trapping is legal in Connecticut

(photo: John Hall)

In a post Saturday about a paddle trip up the Cochinchaug, I reported some thoughts about turtle poaching, which in the end, don't happen to be factual.

After some research, Professor Barry Chernoff has offered a letter of correction. Now, we need the Common Council to propose a resolution banning the trapping of snapping turtles.

I will also note a correction that sexual maturity of snapping turtles comes at seven years, not twenty years, as noted in the original post.

Click the letter to see full-size image.

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