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Single Trap Door Live Snapping Turtle Traps - For Pond & Water Garden Predator Control

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403 Use these live Snapping Turtle traps for that "#!@#" turtle that keeps getting your fish! Catch and remove your turtle problem. Take your captured turtle several miles away before you release it.
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Turtle Traps

Use this live turtle trap for that "#!@#" turtle that keeps getting your fish! Catch and remove your snapping turtle problem. Take your captured turtle several miles away before you release it.

  • Now available in 2 sizes: Small for turtles under 40 lbs & Large for turtles up to 100 lbs.
  • Constructed of heavy duty galvanized 12 gauge wire mesh in a 1" x 2" Grid to form a strong cage
  • Super fast spring loaded doors with a special locking system that make them perform well when placed at any angle.
  • An adjustable trigger release pressure mechanism makes them easy to bait and set.
  • MADE in the USA
  • We offer both Turtle Traps in a Collapsible (collapse flat in seconds for easy storage and transporting) or Rigid style. (Rigid styles ship oversized due to DIM Weight)
  • Our traps are the ultimate in convenience and reliability.
  • For optimal trapping conditions, bait the trap with pork fat or vegetable scraps wrapped in hardware cloth, and securely attach the bait to the inside, rear, of the trap with clips. Once the bait is in place, drop the trap into the water or place it on the shore, half in and half out of the water, where the turtles lurk. Turtles will enter the trap in search for food, step onto the trip pan, and activate the spring loaded, locking door.
  • Small = 18" Wide x 9" High x 32" Long  - 11 lbs (Ships 35lbs DIM)
  • Large = 24" Wide x 11" High x 40" Long  - 19 lbs (Ships 55lbs DIM)
  • If you choose to eat your turtle, Snapping Turtle makes a good soup.  (Click here for recipe)
  • Note: If your turtle is as large, or larger, than the bottom picture, these traps will not work.  We suggest calling the local zoo or use a gun! 

There are two major fish eating species here: the "COMMON SNAPPING TURTLE" and the "ALLIGATOR SNAPPING TURTLE".

ROAMS THESE PARTS: SE Canada, W Rocky Mountains, throughout Mexico and as far as Equador. KNOWN FOR: Very mobile head and snapping beak like mouth.

 HUMAN INTERACTION AND PURPOSE: Sometimes hunted for their meat (see recipe above),

  • LIFESPAN 30 ish years.
  • THE EXTERIOR: They have rugged muscular builds, and come up to 20 inches in length and may weigh up to 70 lbs or more. Alligator Snapping Turtles can get over 24" in length & over 200 lbs in the southern states.
  • HABITAT: shallow ponds, lakes, streams, or water gardens.
  • DIET: Omnivores = Eating plants and animals. They prey on anything they can swallow, including fish, invertebrates, frogs and other reptiles, sometimes even small birds and mammals (including the finger of the stupid man in the picture). 
  • DISTANCE: Will travel far for new habitat or laying of eggs. Up to several miles 
  • MATING: From April to November, peak in June/July. Females look for sandy soil to lay eggs. She digs a hole and lays from 30 to 80 eggs each year.  They hatch within 18 weeks.

YES, THEY DO GROW LARGER THAN THIS!  Any one missing a cat or dog?

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Instructions

Things You'll Need:

  • Turtle trap
  • Rope
  • Bait (fish or meat)
  • Box
  • Thick gloves

Step 1

Choose a relocation area for the turtle. For snapping turtles, look for a large body of water, at least five miles away. Otherwise, it may find its way back. Make sure the relocation spot has a plentiful natural food supply.

Step 2

Purchase our turtle trap. Attach the trap to a rope at each end of your pond to anchor it. To remove the turtles, simply pull the trap in by the rope.

Step 3

Place bait in your trap. Whole fish or strips of fish work best for snapping turtles, but you also can use any raw meat. Wrap your bait with rope or put it in a sack and attach it to the inside of the trap.

Step 4

Put your trap in a location where you've spotted snapping turtles. They tend to dwell in shallow water near submerged branches. Make sure to have the trap partially exposed so the turtle can get air and not drown. 

Step 5

Check your trap daily. As soon as you've caught a snapper, remove it and place it in a strong cardboard or plastic box. Move it to your chosen relocation spot as soon as possible to save the turtle trauma. Be careful of your finger.  Snapping Turtles can BITE!  (See video below for example)




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Price Details

OptionsSKUPriceWeight
Small (up to 40 lbs); Collapsible403$99.5935
Small (up to 40 lbs); Rigid403R$80.0055
Large (up to 100 lbs); Collapsible404$138.5055
Large (up to 100 lbs); Rigid404R$108.0085
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