Watch For Turtles Crossing Upstate New York Roads
We've all come across very slow moving vehicles on area roads, but what about slow moving creatures? Well the state DEC has issued an advisory for drivers to keep a watchful eye on the thousands of turtles that will likely be crossing upstate roads during June.
According to the Department of Environmental Conservation, this is the time of year when turtles are out and about for mating and egg-laying season. They can be seen on roads that are near rivers, ponds and marshy areas.
The DEC says that cars are the main reason that many species of turtles are on the decline. Despite their thick shells, thousands are killed each year while crossing state roadways. The department's campaign is called "Give Turtles A Brake."