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What turtles are legal to own in Ohio?
Red-Eared Sliders, Painted Turtles, Spotted Turtles, Blanding’s Turtles, Eastern Box Turtles, Eastern Musk Turtles and Northern Map Turtles are all species that are commonly kept as pets. Some of these turtles can be kept legally if you apply for a permit from Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).
Can you own a snapping turtle?
Snapping turtles are not native to California and they are illegal to own, so it was a big surprise when this one showed up in Cindy Parker’s goose pond.
Is there a snapping turtle season in Ohio?
31. Ohio also requires a fishing license to participate in turtle season, which stretches from July 1 to April 30. There is no daily limit in Ohio, but snapping turtles must have a straight-line carapace length of 13 inches or greater to be taken.
Can you keep a wild box turtle in Ohio?
Wild box turtles are a protected species in Ohio. It is illegal to capture, possess, buy, sell, trade, or harm a wild box turtle.
Can a snapping turtle eat a dog?
Do snapping turtles even eat dogs? It turns out that snapping turtles do, evidently, eat more than plants and small fish. Usually, the omnivores will chow down on insects, spiders, frogs, snakes, birds, small mammals, and even their own kind, but cute, dying puppies doesn’t seem to be a consistent menu item.
Are box turtles illegal in Ohio?
NOTICE: Wild box turtles are a protected species in Ohio. It is illegal to capture, possess, buy, sell, trade, or harm a wild box turtle.
Is chumming legal in Ohio?
It’s legal. That answer is cut & dry.
Is it illegal to take turtles from the wild?
While it may be tempting to take a wild turtle home, it is important for both the well-being of wildlife and people to keep wildlife wild. Like all wild animals, turtles can carry diseases and parasites. Also federal law prohibits the removal of some species of turtles from the wild.