Monday, June 30, 2008

Turtle Patrol!!!

Minnesota DNR Non-Game Wildlife Specialist Pam Perry says that the reason we're seeing more turtles on the roadway at this time of year is because the females are migrating to lay their eggs, then move back home. She mentions that turtles and their migratory habits have been around for millenia--that we've just happened to build roads that cross those paths. She also explained that turtles, and most reptiles, not only enjoy "sunning" themselves on logs and rocks--but that they physically need to--the sun warms them up, which speeds up their metabolism to make them more active in the summertime.

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