Found a Turtle

Unfortunately the Georgian Bay Turtle Hospital cannot yet provide rehabilitative services at this time.

If you have found wildlife please consult the following resources:
If You Have Found A Reptile In Immediate Danger (on a road)

Snake: chase the snake off the road or move it by scooping it up/poking it gently with a long stick                                                                                                 

Non-Snapping Turtle : pick up the turtle on either side of its shell like a hamburger and carry it to safety in the direction it was headed

Snapping Turtle: only pick up a snapper by the back end of the shell. Pick up the snapper by the back end of the shell and slide your hand underneth the turtle, carrying it like a dinner tray. If the turtle is too large to carry, lift up its back end, push a car floormat or shovel underneath the turtle and drag it to safety in the direction it was headed. Snapping turtles are defensive on land so be careful.

Reptile in Danger

Injured Turtle

Uninjured Reptile

Other injured Wildlife


For: Reptiles in Simcoe/Muskoka area

Phone: (705) 955-4284

For: turtles outside of Simcoe/Muskoka area

Phone: (705) 741-5000


For: all other animals

Phone: (416) 436-9892



Click Here to Email Us

Office Phone: (705) 327-2805          (general inquiries)

Turtle Hotline: (705) 955-4284        (report a turtle)

Address:    82 Line 15 South
                   Oro-Medonte, Ontario
                   L3V 8H9

Follow Us


© Copyright Georgian Bay Turtle Hospital