Visual display of the Aldo Leopold papers : 9/25/10-4 : Species and Subjects

				
Mud Turtle Feeds on Sroutint Corn.--Mud turtles may invade cornfields and
com- 
pete with ground squirrels and moles in destroying stands of corn, according
to information 
that has come to the attention of Mr. Oman. A Riley County, Kans., farmer
reports that 
in the spring of 1928 he noted a mud turtle moving along a listed cord row.
Close inspec- 
tion and observation showed that the turtle rooted along, hog-fashion, to
find the sprout- 
ing corn.