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asked in category: General Last Updated: 22nd May, 2020

Are alligator snapping turtles illegal in Illinois?

Illegal Harvest: Harvest of alligator snapping turtles is ILLEGAL in Illinois.

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Besides, is it legal to own a snapping turtle in Illinois?

Turtle Ownership Laws in Illinois You cannot own more than 8 native turtles. It is illegal to keep more than 90 days the following turtle species: Alligator Snapping turtle.

Likewise, do alligator snapping turtles migrate? It is now almost totally confined to the Mississippi River system in the southern USA. Most of an alligator snapping turtle's life is spent in the water. They can stay submerged for long periods of time and will even hibernate over winter at the bottom of ponds and lakes.

Similarly, you may ask, is it illegal to keep an alligator snapping turtle?

Alligator snapping turtles are somewhat protected throughout their range. In many states, they are not legal to buy, sell or own without a permit. However, it is sometimes legal to hatch them from your own stock. And many states simply ban the sale of locally obtained non-game wildlife.

What kind of turtles live in Illinois?

Topping the list are three extremely common species found throughout the state: the red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans), common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) and painted turtle (Chrysemys picta). Chances are, wherever you live in Illinois, this trio of typical turtle species lives near- by.

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