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On Sunday, I noticed a bunch of young scouts and their parents by Lake Appert near the spillway. 

I wondered what they were doing. Now I know.

Saddle River Tiger Den 14,  Pack 252, leader Micahel Burton writes:

During our Nature Hike on Sunday, John Marciano Jr. of Den 6 (Pack 252) spotted what appeared to be the back end of a turtle ... sticking out of a submerged drainage pipe.

When we looked a little more closely, we realized that the adolescent turtle was lodged head-first in the pipe and couldn’t back-up against the current, in order to free itself.

With a little planning and teamwork, we managed to free the turtle and return it to the water.

There was a mature turtle waiting to greet it!

Our Scouts were super-excited to have played a role in saving the turtle from drowning!

(We spent some time talking about the fact that turtles have lungs and breath air.)

(Thanks, Scouts!)

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