At left is the trap after being removed from the lake. It is being held by a DEM officer . Next are the turtles caught in the net. Last are floating turtles that didn't survive.
"I was kayaking the lake this morning. It was beautiful until I found this trap. It contained 8 Eastern Painted turtles and 4 or 5 move floating nearby. DEAD!
Someone had trapped them. They were not able to get to the surface for air."