Each May and June, Motorists Should be on the Alert for Turtles Crossing the Road 

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If you see a turtle on the road, please give turtles ‘a brake’. Slow down to avoid hitting it with your car.    If you can safely stop your vehicle, please consider moving the turtle to the shoulder on the side of the road in the direction it was facing.    Picking the turtle up by its tail may frighten or injure it. Most turtles can be picked up by the sides of the shell.   Use caution when moving snapping turtles; either pick them up at the rear of the shell near the tail using two hands, or slide a car mat under the turtle to drag them across the road.  Please do not take turtles home. All native turtles are protected by law and cannot be kept without a permit. Most of the eleven species of land turtles that are native to New York are declining. Even losing one mature female can have a negative impact on a local population.