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This was the second snapping turtle the photographer found in as many days that needed relocation. (The other was at playgroup, which gave the kids an opportunity to see some wildlife up close, but not too close!) Photo: Eric Pirtle, nature, wildlife, animal, turtle, snapping turtle, building, Wilson Hall, landscape

This was the second snapping turtle the photographer found in as many days that needed relocation. (The other was at playgroup, which gave the kids an opportunity to see some wildlife up close, but not too close!)

This spiny softshell turtle, apalone spinifera, was found walking the bike path. These turtles are known to hang out at Bulrush pond near the Feynman Computing Center, so it may have wandered a bit toward IARC. Or if it's female, perhaps she's looking for some soft ground to lay eggs. Too bad it didn't know about the rule to stay to the right to allow faster traffic to pass. Photo: Michael Geelhoed, nature, wildlife, animal, turtle, reptile, spiny softshell turtle

This spiny softshell turtle, apalone spinifera, was found walking the bike path. These turtles are known to hang out at Bulrush pond near the Feynman Computing Center, so it may have wandered a bit toward IARC. Or if it’s female, perhaps she’s looking for some soft ground to lay eggs. Too bad it didn’t know about the rule to stay to the right to allow faster traffic to pass.