Watch roadways for turtles – and help them cross
Watch your roads for turtles crossing.
Snappers, painted and box turtles have been reported in numbers recently crossing roads to find mates and to find good places to lay eggs.
All turtles (even snappers) can be moved from the road and taken out of harms way.
Photo here is of a female box turtle found upside down. Her leg was injured so she was taken to a rehabber but we expect a good recovery and will take her back to her home territory.
If you find an injured turtle, the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center has experts on hand to help.