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    AirgunBill
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    Went back to the farm pond with an over population of turtles to the detriment of the fish population. There were a lot similar looking shots in this video but I want to show the farmer how many turtles I shot in this session. I guess I will keep going back till they are few to find plus this farm has a small but regular flock of pigeons to shoot at too. Bill

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    KralGuy
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    That there is some good times!!

     

    Good job with the slow mo footage!

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    TheIceman
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    Excellent work there! Thanks for sharing the video with us.

    James

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    Bigragu
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    Ok, I need schooling on turtles in ponds- are they not good to have around fish? Reason I ask is my wife asked my son and I to build turtle boards for our pond, for the turtles to be able to climb up onto to sun themselves. These platforms are made of pressure treated framing, PVC composite decking, and are secured by 1/8” stainless sheathed cable attached to 3 gallon buckets filled with concrete as the anchors. 3” PVC pipe secured inside the underside of the frame created the float. 

    So, is it not a good thing to have turtles in ones pond?

     

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    AirgunBill
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    Bigragu

    Ok, I need schooling on turtles in ponds- are they not good to have around fish? Reason I ask is my wife asked my son and I to build turtle boards for our pond, for the turtles to be able to climb up onto to sun themselves. These platforms are made of pressure treated framing, PVC composite decking, and are secured by 1/8” stainless sheathed cable attached to 3 gallon buckets filled with concrete as the anchors. 3” PVC pipe secured inside the underside of the frame created the float. 

    So, is it not a good thing to have turtles in ones pond?

     

    Okay I am no expert on turtles affect on the fish population. From what I recently read that painted turtles mainly eat vegetation, small insects and some small fish. The snapping turtles will eat almost anything they can get a hold of including ducklings and small mammals.. Being that snapping turtles can get quite large 30 to 40 I would not want them in a pond that I swim in. I did recently talk to the farmer about the painted turtles and he said give to a pass and that is okay with me. Yesterday when I was there I saw dozens of the painted turtles swimming around so I don't think I hurt the population much. Bill

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