• east Texas Aug 10

    27 Alligator Snapping Turtles Released in East Texas After Illegal Trafficking

    Twenty-seven alligator snapping turtles were recently released back into East Texas, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department said Monday. According to the TWPD, the turtles were seized in Louisiana from a fish hatchery in 2016 after being poached in Texas and transported to the neighboring state. Alligator snapping turtles, a rare species of large turtles that weigh up to 150…

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