NATIONAL TROUT MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN Kalkaska, Michigan
Fisherman Shrine, located in the main district of Kalkaska,
Michigan. The fountain, symbolic of Michigan’s Official State Fish, the
Brook Trout, is 18 ft. high and the Brook Trout is 17 ft. long. Fountain
has wash stones from nearby Torch Lake and Michigan Petoskey stones in
the base. The National Trout Festival is held annually, the last weekend
in April, in Kalkaska.
PLEASE DO NOT CATCH WILD TURTLES AND KEEP THEM AS PETS
I live in Michigan and I just had to have this conversation with a friend after he brought home 2 young painted turtles and posted it on Facebook.
Turtle populations are already in decline, and taking them from the wild means the won’t be breeding with other turtles. People taking them are hurting their chances. And you might think taking one doesn’t hurt, but if everybody took one there would be none left. Please, please, PLEASE, go to a breeder and purchase one. Don’t catch wild ones. Let them live happily with their families, and breed so that we don’t lose this beautiful creatures.
Also, if you see one in the road, pull over, pick it up GENTLY, and place it on the side of the street it was facing. don’t bring it elsewhere, don’t put it back, keep it going where it was heading. It is probably heading it’s breeding ground, and displacing it will cause it not to breed.
Lastly,@ turtles are not short time commitments. they are 30+ year pets that need certain requirements and that costs money. yes, turtles are cool, but make sure you can take care of one. Do your research, have the set up ahead of time, and make sure you’re stable.