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Delavan Turtle Beaten With Club at Golf Course Dies; Reward Offered

Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 04:11 PM

By Ken Mandel

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The female snapping turtle found beaten on a Delavan, Wis., golf course died Wednesday, and a $6,000 reward is being offered for information leading to her killer's capture.

Likely struck repeatedly with a golf club, the turtle was found bludgeoned in a sand bunker Monday, and later died at a wildlife rehabilitation center, officials told the Wisconsin State Journal on Wednesday. The Department of Natural Resources said the turtle was probably laying eggs at the Delbrook Golf Course when it was beaten.

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The Global Conservation Group of Watertown posted a $1,000 reward on Tuesday, and the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, added another $5,000.

"Animal abusers are cowards," PETA Director Martin Mersereau said in a statement. "They take their issues out on the most defenseless beings available to them."

Jeannie Lord, director of the Pineview Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, told the WSJ that the turtle's injuries were "too extensive" for it to live. There were several gouges in its shell and she suffered a severe head injury. Lord estimated the turtle's age at between 10 and 13.

A DNR warden was called at about 9:30 a.m. local time Monday to "Hole 4 North," where the turtle was found, and rushed to the Fellow Mortals Wildlife Hospital, in Lake Geneva.

Anyone with information should call the DNR hot line at 1-800-847-9367. Callers will remain anonymous.

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