Painted turtle crossing a dirt road
Head pulled in
Luckily we stopped before we hit her! I picked her up and took her the other side. I hope she made it back after she finished her task.
"Smarter" turtles lay their eggs on a path closer to the water. Sounds dangerous, but a park worker after seeing evidence of digging and burying, places cages over the area and then ties a colourful ribbon and marker on the cage and places a colourful plastic flag nearby. I hope these cages keep marauding raccoons out!
OOPS! You'd think pedestrians would see the cages or at least the markers, wouldn't you? (Especially since there's a sign at the beginning of the trail asking everyone to be careful of the cages.)
I am linking to Saturday Critters HERE.