Dogs Help Researchers Track Turtles

Jun 10, 2012
The Reptile Report
by Contributing Editor

The Reptile Report - John Rucker sits at a picnic table next to his tent eating his usual in-the-field breakfast of oats and raisins. His turtle-hunting dogs spent the night close by in makeshift pens in the back of Rucker’s well-worn 1992 red minivan that’s logged more than 400,000 miles across 10 states, carrying Rucker and his dogs to various turtle-hunting jobs.

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