Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Snapping Turtle Under the Ice
In the early spring Snapping Turtles become active again, gradually I would guess. They may sense changes in the water temperatures that cue them to stir from the mud. It has also been suggested that they sense the changing levels of light through the ice as it melts. To me, this makes more sense. Snapping turtles have been observed moving under ice in mid-winter, perhaps in response to a thaw that reduced the amount of snow covering the ice.