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A man wearing sunglasses, a backwards cap and a reflective yellow vest holds a turtle. He has one hand under the shell and one holding the back of the shell. Its mouth cannot reach his hands.

On June 23, 2021, Ryan Frantzen, a Roads and Grounds employee at Fermilab, correctly handles a spiny softshell turtle that Fermilab scientist Jean-Paul Carneiro found crossing the road. Coincidentally, Frantzen was in the first car Carneiro asked to stop to protect the creature. If you want to move a turtle on a road on campus, place it on the side of the road it is heading toward. Never pick up a turtle by the tail. Larger turtles may be feisty. Roads and Grounds responds to calls to move the turtles, too.

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(1/3) Throwback Thursday: Fermilab employees encounter a large soft-shelled turtle on Main Ring Road on June 14. nature, wildlife, people, reptile, turtle Photo: Chris Ader

Throwback Thursday: Fermilab employees encounter a large soft-shelled turtle on Main Ring Road on June 14.

A baby turtle is rescued from jaywalking by Lab A. It was probably going from the nest to the nearest water. It looked like a leaf in the road. Please watch out for these little ones. nature, wildlife, turtle, reptile Photo: Steve Carrigan

A baby turtle is rescued from jaywalking by Lab A. It was probably going from the nest to the nearest water. It looked like a leaf in the road. Please watch out for these little ones.