I'm not really fond of these creatures but do tolerate them on our property. If you come out in the early mornings while there is still dew on the ground, you can look for the drag lines that are about 1 foot wide through the grass where a turtle has made its path toward her egg laying grounds are back to her place in the bottom of our muddy lakes.
In most cases, you will not encounter one of these creatures but if you happen to come upon one, I would just let them go their happy way. If they would be in an area of play, you could always alert the pro shop and we will move them out of the way for you to play through.
|Snapping turtle going past the red tee on #2 fairway|
|This girl's shell is at least 12 inches long and probably 8-10" wide. She did not turn on me like the one yesterday, she was more interesting in getting to nesting site to deposit her eggs.|