Brevard Zoo Conservation Report 2016 | Page 17

Dangers of crab traps Diamondback terrapins are enticed to swim in by a tasty meal and then can’t find their way back out. Terrapin Extruder Devices, like the one shown here, keep terrapins from entering crab traps and drowning, but don't reduce the number of crabs caught. A simple device saves so many terrapins! >W  hat’s next? Brevard Zoo will focus on outreach and education to raise awareness for diamondback terrapins. 16