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Reader's view: Time of year again to watch for turtle crossings

It's that time of year again. Turtles are hatching their eggs in May, June, and July. So if you see a turtle trying to cross a street or highway, do not hit them. If possible, stop and pick up the turtle by the rear of its shell -- not by the tai...

It's that time of year again. Turtles are hatching their eggs in May, June, and July.

So if you see a turtle trying to cross a street or highway, do not hit them. If possible, stop and pick up the turtle by the rear of its shell - not by the tail, as that hurts them - and face it the direction it was going, whether to the other side of the street or to nearby water. They like lakes, streams, and rivers.

Please do not bring a turtle you find home as a pet. Wildlife need to be in the wild.

Rhonda Sievers

Duluth

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