By H. Nelson Goodson
June 17, 2013
Delevan, WI - On Monday, a reward offered for information leading to the arrest of a suspect or suspects who on June 10 brutally beat a snapping turtle with a golf club has been raised to $8,000. The turtle was found between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. critically injured with punctured holes in its shell and an injured eye near a sand bunker at the Delbrook Golf Course in Delavan.
There were numerous people at the golf course and information of who registered to golf that morning was provided to police, according to Delbrook Golf Course operators.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) confirmed that the turtle had died several days later. The turtle was able to lay her eggs and an attempt was made to find her eggs, but a search in the area where the turtle was found turned out empty.
Anyone with information about this case should call the DNR hotline at 1-800-TIP-WDNR or 1-800-847-9367. Callers can remain anonymous.