A female box turtle lays anywhere from three to six eggs each year once it reaches maturity, but usually only one egg survives to become a hatchling. After turtles bury the eggs, a number of predators—raccoons, feral cats, stray dogs and snakes—might dig them up and eat them. “That’s why it’s such a big deal when you see a turtle crossing the street or getting hit by a car,” Xylia Serafy, an educator at the South Fork Natural History Museum, who also has a license to rehabilitate and care for turtles, said on a recent Friday afternoon. She was holding ... 24 May 2019 by Staff Writer
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