Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Box Turtles are on the move.

In my travels today I encountered lots of the turtles trying to cross the road. Some were successful while others were not. Turtles can be difficult to avoid with busy traffic. Remember to be aware and watch out for them. When I returned home, I read in the May, 2012, Missouri Conservationist magazine that male turtles are on the move because they are looking for food, water and courtship. Turtles are creatures of habit and comfortable in their home range. If you try to help a turtle get across the road, make sure you place it in its direction of travel because the turtle is determined to stay within its home range.

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