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Tips for Handling Turtles in the Road

May 06, 2022 9:00 AM | Anonymous

Watch for Turtles Crossing the Road!

It's turtle time on the Island.  The image below has some great advice on how to handle a turtle should you encounter one in the road.

1) If you see a turtle on the road:  Slow down, pull over to the side of the road, put on your emergency flashers.  And when it's safe, help them get across in the same direction they were going.

2)  Use both of your hands to hold them at the sides near the end of their shells.  And lift them up to move them.  Always keep your hands away from their faces.

3)  Never pick them up by their tail.  You can damage their vertebrae.

Save a turtle!  Thanks for being conscious of wildlife and slowing down!

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