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“With humans indoors, animals go wild,” reads one recent COVID-19 related headline, and you can add reptiles to that list of wildlife exploring empty places. “The other day walking along Gay Street . . . I was surprised to spy a large turtle ahead on the sidewalk,” writes Washington resident Constance Bruce.



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