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Snapping Turtle on Rt 25

Posted by Emlyn Crocker,
North Country explorer from Plainfield, Vermont
October 9, 2018

I came across this huge common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina) attempting to cross County Route 25. Another concerned motorist pulled over too, and together we used long sticks to coax her/him across the highway in the direction she was facing. While we were successful, snappers are dangerous to move - sticks and/or shovels have worked for me, but I generally recommend staying on the side of caution.