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Old 03-15-13, 03:54 PM   #1
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Snapping turtles along SART?

Riding back to Corona on Sart this morning I saw what looked like two snapping turtles near the west end of Yorba Reg. Park, just out of the river on rocks. It is amazing what you see if you have to slow down a bit.
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Snapping turtles are not native to California and chances of seeing one are pretty low. They may have been red-eared sliders.
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Not likely snappers, but its possible someone had them as pets, got tired of them, and released them into the park. There was a pond in a lake in Fullerton that was known to have one. Two years ago the City drained the pond for maintenance and finally pulled the guy out - a 4 ft long monster!
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I saw snappers on the road in Virginia. The largest had a shell about 18 inches long and 11 inches wide. They look like ordinary turtles wearing shells 2 sizes too small.
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