Helping Turtles Cross the Road
April 26, 2019
A thoughtful person on a Facebook page for Allendale said she encountered a dead turtle on East Allendale Avenue, advised folks to drive carefully by the CF, and wondered what she should do if she encountered a live one crossing a road near the Celery Farm (or elsewhere).
Here's the advice I gave ...
This is a good webpage.... https://medium.com/.../turtles-are-crossing-the-road... .
And this:: Snapping turtles have powerful jaws and long necks. They can extend their necks rapidly. Do not place your hands near the front half of the turtle. Do not pick the turtle up by the tail, as you can injure the bones of the tail and back.
Next best thing to dinosaurs!