Video: What to Do if You See a Turtle in the Road
Published on July 16, 2014
If you find a turtle in the street, do you know the right way to move it to safety? Or what to do if it’s injured? You may want to take the turtle to a nice park down the street, but wildlife rehabilitation experts say that’s the No. 1 thing you don’t want to do! Turtles have well-established home ranges, so you should never relocate them.
Check out the video below to learn to identify a snapping turtle (which you shouldn’t pick up), why you need to wash your hands after moving a turtle and other tips on helping turtles you find in the road.
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