Tuesday, June 13, 2006

we have turtles in connecticut too

p o p at morning martini often blogs about animals. she had a turtle post the other day (lovely i must say) and i thought i'd post this one

Haddam man concerned about mating turtles

(Haddam-WTNH, June 12, 2006 11:45 PM) _ A busy road in Haddam has become hazardous for some turtles trying to cross to the other side.
So one man is proposing to build the reptiles a tunnel.
by News Channel 8's Bob Wilson
This is the time of year when turtles are on the move and are out and about looking for mates and a place to lay their eggs. Right now is the time they come out of the ponds and streams and there is never a good time for a turtle to cross the road.
"There are a lot of cars on Candlewood Hill Road and they go fast. A lot of times you don't see the turtles, until you are right up on them, and they do get hit a lot," says Christine Centola........


pissed off patricia said...

I believe that parts of fla have animal tunnels under the roads. It's a great idea! Seems you would need some sort of screen or fence on either side of the road to force the animals to use the tunnels though.

a rose is a rose said...

yes i would imagine you need fences or something like that to direct the turtles to the tunnel.

my grandmother lived in a very woodsy area with little ponds here and there. the first time i met a snapper was at her house. first time i met a snake was there too