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Wildlife officials warning Utahns about aggressive snapping turtle issue

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Posted at 10:08 AM, Jul 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-17 12:08:12-04

OGDEN, Utah – Officials with the Division of Wildlife Resources are warning Utahns about what they believe is the beginning of an aggressive snapping turtle issue.

The DWR said its biologists believe there is a breeding population of snapping turtles in the lower Weber River.

Officials said the turtles are new to the area and are not native to Utah.

Workers are warning residents the snapping turtles can be very aggressive and dangerous to people.

Authorities said, if you see one, do not approach it.

Instead, the DWR said it would like you to call to report at (801) 476-2740.