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Tracking turtles and habitat use: Study in Cook County

Tracking turtles and habitat use: Study in Cook County

Forest Preserves of Cook County senior wildlife biologist Chris Anchor hands the biggest snapping turtle, equipped with a radio transmitter, down to Claire Snyder, conservation programs specialist for Friends of the Chicago River, for release into Thorn Creek.

Road-kill turtles benefiting research on habitat for turtles is working in Cook County in an around-about way.

 Fourteen turtles–six common snappers, five southern painted and three red-eared sliders–were fitted with radio transmitters on Sept. 16, then released back from where they came in an ongoing cooperative research project with the Forest Preserves of Cook County and Friends of the Chicago River.