OUTDOORS: Why did the turtle cross the road?

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Outdoor Tales

By Phil Junker

So, why did the turtle cross the road? No, not the chick — the turtle. What’s the reason for this dangerous trip, one that could leave it splattered in the middle of the highway?

Last Friday, while driving U.S. 60 and a couple of blacktop back roads, I was happy to see flood waters have receded, and I also counted more than a dozen box turtles making their way across the hot, dangerous road. It is a spring ritual, but why?

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