A wood turtle
A wood turtleCourtesy Gary Soup

Check out this video I heard about on Science Friday. Michael Musnick, a citizen scientist who studies wood turtles 60 miles north of New York City, found turtles dying in the railroad tracks and proposed a solution to New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority: tiny turtle bridges. And the bridges work and are helping the turtles. Which is awesome.

My question: If the turtles are too short to escape when they are between tracks, how do they get in-between the tracks in the first place?

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Greg says:

I don't think the turtle in your pic is a stinkpot. Stinkpots have smooth round shells (like a pot) not like the turtle in your pic. I think you have a pic of a common snapper but I could be wrong. I'm not a turtle expert. Just a Missourian from the country.

posted on Sat, 04/21/2012 - 2:30pm

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