Ontario Turtles

As I pulled into work today on my bike, I noticed we had a visitor in our gravel parking lot. A fair sized Northern Map? turtle had decided to start digging what I think was a nest.

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Due to the location it picked, I doubt the turtle or the eggs would have survived,  So I relocated it to the nearby water front.

In honour of my unexpected guest this morning I thought I would share this handy dandy guide to Ontarios Turtles.

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As a reminder, if you see these creatures on a roadway and can safely stop, be kind and relocate them to a safer local.

Some turtles have very long breading cycles and their population is very susceptible to road kills.

Cheers from my driveway,

Albert