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This time of year in Minnesota, turtles can often be seen attempting to cross roadways to and from nesting sites.

If you can do so safely, stop and give them a hand. The slow-moving beasts, which predate dinosaurs by several million years, need all the help they can get these days.

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Roadway mortality is believed to be a major factor in turtle population declines throughout the United States, according to the Minnesota DNR.

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