Turtle lovers hatch plan to protect roadside nests

By CBC News Ottawa, June 25, 2019

It's egg-laying season for freshwater turtles in the Ottawa area, and that means a team of reptile lovers from the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is hard at work.

For the past two years, the group has hunted for adult female snapping turtles and Blanding's turtles in the act of laying eggs at the side of the road.


The team has to act fast: One night last week they marked the location of an egg-laying turtle, left for a few hours to collect the eggs from two other nests, and when they returned, a raccoon had eaten every single egg.


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