Serpentine turtles in the Gironde: watch out for bites

Serpentine turtles in the 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 Lambrusse river, you are likely to encounter serpentine 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 serpentine turtle is essentially carnivorous, it is a formidable predator that attacks our local wildlife (batrachians, reptiles including harmless cysts, etc.). The power of its jaw is formidable,” adds Jean-Claude Pomies in a comment. .

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