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Wildlife officials warning Utahns about aggressive snapping turtle issue

Wildlife officials warning Utahns about aggressive snapping turtle issue

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.