Snapping turtles in Gironde: watch out for bites

As it is an aggressive species, which can cause serious injuries, the City of Carcans warns passers-by: “If you are driving on the Maubuisson road, between the Pouch and the Montaut canal, mainly at the level of the Lambrusse stream, you are likely to encounter snapping turtles, these are large turtles that can weigh more than 10 kg do not intervene yourself. The town hall advises to contact Jean-Claude Pomies, former environmental inspector in Gironde.

“The snapping turtle is essentially carnivorous, it is a formidable predator that attacks our local fauna (amphibians, reptiles including the harmless pond turtle, etc.) The power of its jaw is formidable”, adds Jean-Claude Pomies in comment .

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