Quantcast

Fish hooks, trash affect turtles at Fountain pond - KOAA.com | Continuous News | Colorado Springs and Pueblo

Fish hooks, trash affect turtles at Fountain pond

Posted: Updated:
FOUNTAIN -

People now want to see change at a fishing area in Fountain.

They say animals are getting hurt because those who fish, and other people, aren’t cleaning up after themselves.

Corey Adler, a district wildlife manager with Colorado Parks & Wildlife, says he sees items like fishing line and trash around ponds and other water areas often.

News 5 got word on Thursday that some people are pretty upset about this.

Viewer Rosi Golter sent in pictures she had taken at Willow Springs Pond in Fountain, a popular fishing area.

Golter says in one picture there is a turtle with a fish hook stuck in its mouth.

Another time she was at the pond she took a picture of a turtle that she says has a piece of plastic over its head.

After seeing this kind of thing happen twice, Golter says fishing should either be banned at the pond or it needs to be monitored better.

Adler says fishers will sometimes lose their equipment in the water, but won’t pick it up.

By doing this, there’s a chance that animals in the water could die.

Adler said, "If it gets a fish hook in it's mouth with a bunch of fishing line on it and it gets wrapped around its legs that animal might not be able to rise to the surface.”

He says if you’re a fisher, or just someone walking around a body of water, pick up fishing line or trash even if it’s not yours.

If you ever see an animal that’s stuck on a fishing line or some sort of trash you can call the Colorado Parks & Wildlife office at 719-227-5250.

WEATHER
Drive the Doppler
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Woman faces jail time after 2 toddlers left home alone for days

    Woman faces jail time after 2 toddlers left home alone for days

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 1:23 AM EST2017-12-13 06:23:05 GMT

    According to reports a 4-year old boy and 3-year old girl were both found severely malnourished inside a small bedroom in the 100 block of Wellington Street in Fountain. 

    According to reports a 4-year old boy and 3-year old girl were both found severely malnourished inside a small bedroom in the 100 block of Wellington Street in Fountain. 

  • President Trump responds to Alabama Senate election results

    President Trump responds to Alabama Senate election results

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 8:45 AM EST2017-12-13 13:45:00 GMT
    President Donald TrumpPresident Donald Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is defending his decision to initially back Sen. Luther Strange against Roy Moore in Alabama's Senate election, saying in a predawn tweet that "Roy worked hard but the deck was stacked against him."   

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is defending his decision to initially back Sen. Luther Strange against Roy Moore in Alabama's Senate election, saying in a predawn tweet that "Roy worked hard but the deck was stacked against him."   

  • Salvation Army kettle stolen from Colorado Springs Walmart

    Salvation Army kettle stolen from Colorado Springs Walmart

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 12:40 AM EST2017-12-13 05:40:18 GMT

    A representative with the organization said someone stole the kettle, the stand, the apron, even the little red bell from the donation site, leaving nothing behind. 

    A representative with the organization said someone stole the kettle, the stand, the apron, even the little red bell from the donation site, leaving nothing behind. 

Powered by Frankly

© KOAA.com 2017, KOAA.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?