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DEEP designates Father’s Day as Free Fishing License Day

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has designated Father’s Day, this Sunday, June…

May through June is a critical period when female turtles undertake risky overland forays to reach nesting areas. During this time, they often cross roads, sometimes with fatal consequences. — Photo by Paul J. Fusco/DEEP Wildlife Division

Turtles and roads are a deadly combination

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) is reminding residents to be on the lookout for turtles crossing roads.

The gartersnake is perhaps the most common, widely distributed, and familiar of all North American snakes. It is found throughout Connecticut, sometimes in yards and even in urban areas. — Photo by Paul J. Fusco, DEEP wildlife division

DEEP: Understanding and living with snakes

“Snakes are probably some of the most misunderstood animals in the outdoors,” said Rick Jacobson, director of the DEEP Wildlife Division. “There is no need to fear or hate these reptiles. If you leave snakes alone, they will leave you alone.”

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