It’s turtle time at Lake Claremont
Regular visitors to the Lake would probably know that there is a resident population of native Long Necked Turtles (Chelodina Oblonga). At this time of year turtle eggs are hatching and the baby turtles are attempting the mad dash for the water. During this time they are most vulnerable to predation from foxes, Raven’s and, unintentionally
Not a great deal is known about the long necked turtles. The Friend’s of Lake Claremont (FOLC) and the Town would like to know more. If you are a visitor to the Lake you can help by; reporting any sightings of turtles at Lake to the Town or FOLC, escorting the hatchling to the water’s edge and if walking your dog, observe the signs which delineate on lead and off lead areas.