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Regional people are turtle lovers

This big snapper was crossing the road when columnist Jonathan Fox stopped to help it along in its journey.
TRR photo by Jonathan Fox


Wendy Donnini: “Done it! Snapping turtle as big as my steering wheel nearly wedged himself under my front seat. Took him to a lake and let him go. Made me happy.”

Jennifer Canfield: “I keep score for how many I can save... always escort them in the direction they’re going.”

[For expert tips on moving turtles, see our 2010 column with advice from local wildlife rehabilitator Kathy Michell at www.riverreporter.com/issues/10-06-10/rivertalk.html. Also see the letter to the editor for one turtle’s story.]