Some turtle populations in Ontario are rapidly declining. One of the major causes is road mortality. Unless efforts are undertaken to protect the native turtles, some species will cease to exist in Ontario.
If you come across an injured turtle get medical attention as soon as possible by contacting the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre IMMEDIATELY at 705-741-5000. Link to their site is https://ontarioturtle.ca/ The Turtle Trauma Centre is located at 4-1434 Chemong Rd., Selwyn,ON K9J 6X2 (north of the Walmart on Chemong Rd.)
Information in the Turtle Times notes: On August 16, the total number of turtles brought to our facility was close to 800 and includes 442 painted, 273 snapping, 38 Blanding's, 15 northern map, 6 wood, 4 eastern musk, and 1 spotted turtle. Of these, only 13 were ill or injured through natural causes, i.e. predation, and the remainder were hit by car, propeller, fish hook, etc.
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