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Maryland DNR Warns Drivers of Turtle Crossings

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Photo by Janet Kerr via Maryland DNR Photo by Janet Kerr via Maryland DNR

MARYLAND- Maryland's Department of Natural Resources warns drivers of wild turtles crossing streets as they head to breeding and nesting sites during this time of the year.

According to DNR, wild turtles are seen traveling across roads to get to a new destination, just like any driver on the road. The turtles include but are not limited to box turtles, snapping turtles, painted turtles, and red-eared sliders.

The department encourages drivers to be cautious of traffic and to move the turtle in the direction it seemed to be heading. They also warn to not move the turtle to the side it started from or far away from where it was found. 

The department also warns of how you would handle the turtles. They say it should be done with caution, particularly with snapping turtles, which can inflict a serious bite.

For more information, you can visit: https://news.maryland.gov/dnr/2019/05/15/marylands-wild-turtles-are-on-the-move/#.XOV8r9Qwan4.twitter.

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