A slanted board is then nailed to the outside of the trap leading to the top edge. The chicken wire will allow water to enter the trap to keep the turtles wet and comfortable.
Homemade turtle traps can be used to capture the turtles and relocate them to another body of water.
Turtle trap woodworking plans. Get a metal dowel rod. If you trap the animal it crawls up the ramp onto the teeter board. Diy turtle trap to catch turtles in my pond.
An unsteady and short ramp won t catch any turtles into the trap. Attach the board and rod to the top of the frame. Make it smaller than the trap to serve as a teeter board.
Get a metal dowel rod and pass it through the center board of the plywood. However too many turtles can become a nuisance especially if they are feasting on your stock of fish. Oct 2 2014 a few turtles can benefit the ecosystem in your pond feeding on dead organisms and helping keep the pond clean.
My channel home page. Mar 18 2017 if turtles have overrun your farm pond construct your own turtle traps to eradicate them. Here is a simple and cheap turtle trap that can be constructed for about 10 and put together in an hour or less.
A simple turtle trap is made with a wood frame and ramp. To make a turtle trap start by building a 2 feet by 2 feet wooden box with chicken wire over the bottom to allow water into. An effective trap can be constructed by attaching a hardware cloth or chicken wire bottom to a square four board wood frame.
Nail a sheet of chicken wire or hardware cloth over the bottom of the wood frame. Become a creatingalpha subscriber. When the turtle climbs up the ramp and across a board balanced on a metal rod it tips and the turtle falls into the box.
This will prevent turtles from escaping. It serves as a ramp on which the turtle can crawl out of the water to the trap.