Latest Turtles News

This undated photo provided by the Center for Biological Diversity shows a Pascagoula map turtle. The federal government says it will decide whether protection is needed for Pascagoula map turtles, found only in Mississippi, and Pearl River map turtles, found in Mississippi and Louisiana. (Grover Brown/Center for Biological Diversity via AP)

Feds to decide if 2 Mississippi turtles need protection

Jul. 7, 2020 1:11 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The federal government says it will decide whether protection is needed for a freshwater turtle found only in Mississippi and a related species found in Mississippi and Louisiana. The agreement settles a lawsuit filed in January calling for a declaration that Pearl River map turtles and...

This 2020 photo provided by the Fairfax County Police Department shows a 65-pound (29-kilogram) alligator snapping turtle in Alexandria, Va. The turtle, dubbed Lord Fairfax, who was repeatedly crossing a residential road in the Alexandria area, according to Fairfax County Police, has found a new home at a Virginia zoo. (Fairfax County Police Department via AP)

Oh snap! Police capture 65-pound turtle from Virginia suburb

Jun. 16, 2020 4:12 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A 65-pound (29-kilogram) alligator snapping turtle with a face only its mother could love has found a new home at a Virginia zoo after freaking out residents in a northern Virginia suburb. The turtle, dubbed Lord Fairfax, was repeatedly crossing a residential road in the Alexandria...

This May 12, 2020, photo provided by Latonya Lark shows a turtle hanging halfway through the windshield of Lark's car in in Savannah, Ga. Lark and her brother were not seriously hurt after the turtle launched through the air and became lodged into the windshield of the car they were in, Lark told WSAV-TV. (Latonya Lark via AP)

Georgia woman, brother OK after turtle strikes car window

May. 26, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman and her brother were not seriously hurt after a turtle launched through the air and became lodged into the windshield of a car they were in. Latonya Lark told WSAV-TV she was driving in Savannah this month when she saw an object that looked like a brick quickly...