Outdoors: Snapping turtle captured in Harrisburg
May 31, 2023
Wildlife officials captured a 25-pound snapping turtle found wandering through a Harrisburg pasture on Apr. 28.
The invasive species, which poses a threat to native fish and wildlife habitats, not to mention human hands and feet, was a product of illegal turtle trafficking, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said in a release.
Snapping turtles have powerful jaws and may aggressively bite when threatened. Their sharp beaks may remove chunks of skin, according to ODFW Assistant District Biologist Marianne Brooks.
Brooks measured the male American snapping turtle found in Harrisburg...