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  1. #1
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    Exclamation The turtles are on the move

    today seems to be their coming out party. hadn't seen one at all but passed 8 repto-pancakes
    on the way to/home from beach. save them if you can (without getting smushed yourself) and
    be aware while driving and perhaps increase your following distance. would love
    to hear about any (safe) hi-way heroics...

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    Good looks baddy.

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    Oh, the poor friggin' turtles. I moved a couple of box turtles out of my road last month. It's a dead end residential road but gets more traffic than I expected due to joyriding rednecks. Years ago I rescued another box turtle from an interstate in Maryland.

    I've read that you should move them out of the road in the direction in which they were going, so that's what I do. I once found a large and very cranky snapping turtle on a country road. I got a snow brush out of the trunk and waved it in the turtle's face and that snapper charged the brush, snapping at the bristles, all the way out of the road and into the woods, where it stomped off with a mouthful of red bristles.

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    We get some monster snappers up here. Mean buggers.

    Make sure to wash them hands after picking em up. Those things can get you sick in a hurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelJR View Post
    We get some monster snappers up here. Mean buggers.

    Make sure to wash them hands after picking em up. Those things can get you sick in a hurry.
    Who the hell picks up snappers? I'd be more worried about the jaws than the germs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow View Post
    Who the hell picks up snappers? I'd be more worried about the jaws than the germs.
    Just gotta be careful and mind that head. They come out a lot more than they look. Get up behind them.

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    this turtle thread is moving slowly.

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    Well done Scarecrow, I've heard the same about Box turtles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seldom seen View Post
    Well done Scarecrow, I've heard the same about Box turtles.
    All turtles I believe, not just the boxes.

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    they have salmonella, and dont keep your box turtles, 10K fine in peoples republic of nj. All fauna belongs to king!