You can support their efforts and rescue turtles that get into trouble. They don't account for dangerous obstacles like roads, driveways and lawns, they go where their instincts direct them. Here are some tips you can follow to help them navigate across treacherous areas.
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- If you find a turtle in your lawn leave it be, it may have found a place to lay eggs.
- Be careful before mowing. Always check to make sure you do not see a turtle.
- If a service cares for your lawn, warn the owner to be on the look out for turtles.
- If you see a turtle crossing the road and if you can do so safely, pick it up and place it on the other side of the road in the direction it was going. Caution --- do not pick up snapping turtles, use a shovel. You can identify a snapper by its sharp beak-like mouth. If you are unsure, use a shovel. It's better to err on the side of caution.
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