Source: Naperville Sun
With hard shells, strong jaws and sharp claws, most turtles are well-protected from predators. But one threat they can’t combat is the automobile, so the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is reminding drivers to be cautious, especially now when turtles are active.
In late spring and early summer, female turtles move to nesting sites to lay their eggs, journeys that can take them across busy roads.
“Roads or no roads, turtles focus on one thing: getting where they’re going,” explains Kevin Luby, a naturalist with the District’s Willowbrook Wildlife Center. “And because they have a primitive sense of hearing, they can’t process sounds from oncoming traffic or honking horns.”
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