Turtles are on the move

Turtles are on the move, and Vermont Fish and Wildlife says they need your help to keep them safe. Biologists say turtles will lay their eggs soon and they sometimes choose dangerous locations for their nesting sites. That includes road shoulders, parking lots and driveways. Drivers are urged to keep an eye out for turtles on Vermont roadways, especially near ponds, rivers and wetlands. If you encounter a turtle, the department asks that you give it a hand if you can, and move it off the roadway in the direction it was traveling. They say most turtles can be picked up by hand, except snapping turtles. Turtle nesting activity peaks between late May and mid-June.