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Turtles again

April 15th, 2007 · Posted by Skuds in Life · 4 Comments · Life

Remember this little chap I saw in Broadfield Park?

I wonder if he is related to the feral terrapins of Hampstead Heath?

I haven’t heard any reports of turtles chasing and eating the ducks yet though.

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  • Andy's_mum

    Terrapins in Crawley have flourished since the 70s when it was the fashion to keep them as pets. Once people worked out they weren’t cute and could give a nasty bite, they were chucking them into Tilgate like by the bucket-load. And, of course, they bred.

  • jams o donnell

    I’ll see your terrapin and raise it my about a daozen. I was just at a local garden in Hornchucrh and the pond was swimming (pardon the pun) in red eared terrapins.

  • Skuds

    They (whoever “they” are) say that our climate is too cold for them to breed.

    I’m not so sure though.

  • skud's sister

    ‘They’ must live in a colder bit of the UK. Stands to reason…..