Monday, March 16, 2009

Turtle Man doing too good a job?

Group wants fewer turtles harvested in Kentucky, other states

The Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity, joined by Kentucky Heartwood and two dozen other groups, has asked eight southern and midwestern states to end "unsustainable commercial harvests."

At least one commercial trapper works on Reelfoot Lake in Western Kentucky. There's also a trapper who specializes in removing turtles from stock farms in that part of the state.

Turtles can live for 100 years, but reproduce slowly. Removing just a few adults from a pond or stream can impact the turtle population for decades, the center said.

Green heads breed like cockroaches in my lake maybe the folks in Arizona should mind their own business.


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