• Watch out for turtles crossing
    May 06,2013
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    The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is reminding drivers that reptiles and amphibians are on the move this time of year.

    The agency said amphibians migrate by the thousands each spring looking for breeding pools. They can frequently cross roads contributing to high rates of mortality among some species.

    The Fish and Wildlife Department has been working to identify stretches of road where migrations take place and is working with the state Agency of Transportation to include culverts and wildlife barriers in road construction plans.

    Most amphibian crossings take place on several rainy spring nights. Steve Parren, the department’s wildlife diversity program director, said many frogs and salamanders are already well into their breeding season.

    He said by late May turtles will start crossing roads to build nests in sandy embankments.
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