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Maryland’s Wild Turtles Are on the Move

Help Turtles Cross the Road, But Keep them Wild Wild turtles are currently heading to their breeding and nesting sites throughout Maryland. During this time of year, wild turtles can often be seen crossing roads and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources urges drivers to be cautious and give turtles a “brake.” Common turtles found on  Read the Rest…



Coastal Residents and Visitors Urged to Report Stranded Marine Life

Marine Mammals, Sea Turtles Protected by Law Maryland’s tidal waters are visited by a variety of aquatic wildlife. Unfortunately, some of these animals find themselves stranded along the state’s shoreline, particularly between May and October. Since 1990, Maryland’s Stranding Response Program has documented strandings of 25 species of marine mammals and four species of sea turtles.  Read the Rest…


Pet Shop Cited for Illegal Snake

Natural Resources Police Also Nab Turtle Peddlers  A Frederick pet store received a citation after a Natural Resources Police investigator found it was attempting to sell a prohibited snake. Rick’s Fish and Pets was listing a scarlet snake for sale at its shop in the 1000 block of West Patrick Street. Though not venomous or  Read the Rest…


Wild Turtles Should Never Be Taken as Pets

Lovable Maryland Reptiles Belong in their Natural Habitat It’s that time of year when turtles may be seen more frequently. Irresistible as turtles may be, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources urges people to resist the temptation and to leave these reptiles in the wild. Helpful Marylanders do sometimes move turtles off roads to protect them  Read the Rest…


Maryland Crabbing Season Begins April 1

Full Steam Ahead for Catching State’s Favorite Crustacean  The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces that the blue crab season officially opens April 1 in Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries as well as the Atlantic Ocean and coastal bays. “The beginning of blue crab season is a Maryland tradition,” Fishing and Boating Services Director David  Read the Rest…



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