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returning turtles to the wild


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Posted by tlsorgi on March 26, 2003 at 08:11:22:

I work at a state mental hospital. We have a courtyard that has a coy pond and lots of plants and vegetation, surrounded by a brick wall. As I often find myself relocating them from the sides of roads, I was interested in bringing those to the courtyard for the summer months. Outside of the hospital is a huge state park which would be perfect for relocating them in the fall, as not as many patients use the courtyard. My question is...can a turtle who is taken out of the wild for a few months thrive if returned, or would it be entirely to stressful on the turtles. Any input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Tara


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