[va-bird] Canada Goose and Snapping Turtle

  • From: WEalding@xxxxxxx
  • To: va-richmond-general@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 6 Sep 2006 09:47:26 EDT

We were out for our morning walk to the boat ramp on our subdivision lake,  
where we saw the remnants of one of this year's crop of Canada Geese floating 
in  the water.  The head and neck were gone, and a large snapping turtle was  
tearing flesh from the upper part of the breast.  The various fish and some  
small painted turtles were enjoying the scraps.
I'd heard that snappers take goslings but, this goose was probably 3-4  
months old.  Not quite as big as the adults but in full adult  plumage.
Wendy  Ealding
Chesterfield County

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