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State wildlife group offers reward to find turtle attacker

Wisconsin DNR logo (properly sized)
Wisconsin DNR logo (properly sized)

DELAVAN, WI (WTAQ) - A Wisconsin wildlife group is offering a $1,000 reward, for information that could bring the attacker of a snapping turtle to justice.

The DNR said a female turtle was looking for a place to lay her eggs – and she was apparently beaten to death with a golf club in a sand trap at the Delbrook Golf Club in Delavan.

Officials said it happened between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. on Monday.

Wildlife rehabilitators said the turtle was struck in the right eye, and had holes in her shell. Surgery was scheduled Tuesday, but there was no immediate word on the result.

The Global Conservation Club of Wisconsin put up reward money to try and find the attacker. Anyone with information can call the DNR’s hotline at 1-800-TIP-WDNR.