Daily Archives: June 11, 2009

Diamondback Terrapin up-close

Diamondback terrapin 1


A colleague phoned us to say that a turtle was crossing Disposal Road by the Amvets Carillon in North Arlington. She was afraid it would get hit by a car.

   We found this guy about a third of the way across Disposal.  We moved him out of harm's way, closer to the nearest tidal impoundment, but not before taking a few photos for posterity.

These guys are usually seen sliding into the water, 50 feet away.
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