IT'S BEEN A TOUGH SUMMER FOR OUR TURTLES, EXPERTS SAY 8/11/2017 7:25:22 AM
A state of emergency has been declared for our turtles after its main trauma center in Peterborough announced that more turtles are coming in injured or dead.
Executive and Medical Director Sue Carstairs says there were almost 750 turtles admitted to the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre.
She thinks more turtles are getting injured because the weather this summer is causing them to move a lot more.
As a result of moving more, there's a higher chance of turtles being hit by cars.
Long Point was known for having the highest turtle roadkill rate in North America.
Fatalities rates for turtles, frogs, and snakes have dropped significantly though since improvements were made to the Long Point Causeway.