It’s tur­tle time at Lake Clare­mont

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Town Talk -

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

cu­ri­ous dogs.

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.

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