Tur­tles stick their necks out

Rappahannock News - - FRONT PAGE - BY JOHN MCCASLIN

A tur­tle only moves for­ward when stick­ing its neck out. And now, more than any other time of the year in Rap­pa­han­nock, tur­tles are mak­ing progress. Fe­male tur­tles par­tic­u­larly are on the move to lo­cate suit­able sites for lay­ing their eggs, and as a re­sult of­ten ap­proach and try to cross roads, putting them in great dan­ger of be­ing struck by ve­hi­cles. What this means for the fu­ture pop­u­la­tion of tur­tles, like this one pho­tographed in Woodville, can be found on Page 12

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