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Hey, Drivers: Watch Out for Turtles, Ecologist Says

Many turtles are injured and killed crossing the road this time of year.

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A DuPage County forest preserve ecologist warned drivers last week to look out for turtles crossing the road: As the reptiles come out of brumation (reptile hibernation), they go on the hunt for mates and places to lay their eggs, often crossing roads in the process. Cars injure and kill many area turtles each spring. 

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