SMASHING TURTLES: Clemson Student Uncovers a Dark Side of Human Nature

Turtle crossing road

Why did the turtle cross the road? Changing habitat, mating instinct, egg laying….  There are plenty of reasons why a healthy young box turtle would set out for adventure on the other side of a busy roadway. Problem is, the population of South Carolina’s box turtles has declined—in part because of the reptile’s propensity for strolling out into traffic. When Clemson University student Nathan Weaver, a 22-year-old senior in the School of Agricultural, Forest and Environmental … [Read more...]