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Vt. wildlife officials: Turtles are on the move

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BURLINGTON, Vt. -

Be on the lookout for turtles.

Vermont Fish and Wildlife officials say this is the time of the year where turtles are looking to lay their eggs often along the shoulder of the road.

That means turtles will be crossing the roads too. If you see a turtle attempting to cross officials say most turtles can simply be picked up and carried across the road. However, if the turtle has no colorful lines, spots, or other markings, it is probably a snapping turtle, so people should not get too close to the animal to avoid being bitten.  Snapping turtle’s necks are as long as their shell.  Instead, people should push the turtle across the road with an object like a shovel or broom. 

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