June 27, 2013

Alright, everybody out of the water.

Don't you hate it when the lifeguard makes everybody get out of the water.
These are map turtles that were basking on the shore.
Hardened shore lines make it difficult for turtles to haul out of the water. This is particularly important when the females are looking for nesting sites.

Canada lists the Northern Map Turtle as a species of special concern.

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