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Updated: 12/07/2017 08:30:01AM

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By Robin Jenkins, DVM

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It’s T-time again. No, not tea time — although with the cool mornings of late, a cup of hot Earl Grey isn’t a bad idea. And not tee time, even if the cooler weather makes the siren song of gathering up the golf clubs and hitting the links almost impossible to ignore.

T-time at Peace River Wildlife Center is all about the reptiles. We have been inundated with injured turtles and tortoises in the past few weeks, and most of them have been hit by cars. Many of these patients are large adult gopher tortoises, up to 12 inches long and possibly 40 to 60 years old. It breaks our hearts when these otherwise-healthy chelonians end up in our care.

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