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Early summer is the time of year when many turtles attempt to cross roadways in Otter Tail County. Drivers should be on the watch for turtles, and avoid hitting them. Tom Hintgen/FOCUS

Don’t tread on turtles: be aware of them crossing roadways during nesting season

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This is the time of year when many turtles cross roadways in Minnesota, including many in Otter Tail County. Early summer is when there’s nesting migration of egg-laden females.

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Helping turtles safely across roads, particularly females with eggs, is vital to the preservation of regional populations.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the following important points should be remembered when people encounter a turtle in a roadway:

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