NANFA-- turtles getting cold...
Wed, 11 Oct 2000 16:44:15 EDT

i have a 25,000 gallon cement pond / former swimming pool in which 2 small
pond sliders live. its getting cold and im wondering if they can stay in the
pond throughout the winter. last year it froze over only for a couple of
days. i live in chattanooga tennessee so we do not have extended hard freezes
or bitter cold. the winters are generally mild. short of trying to catch them
i was thinking of putting a 20 gallon gallon plastic container filled w/
gravel in the 3' deep shallow end which would perhaps provide a place for
them to burrow and hibernate.
do you think this idea would work?
how do they survive the winter in the wild?

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