Philadelphia Inquirer: What likely drove the crash-causing turtle

A red-bellied cooter, the kind of turtle some now think caused the crash.
A red-bellied cooter, the kind of turtle some now think caused the crash.
Photo courtesy of the N.J. Dept. of Environmental Protection.


The yellow-spotted green turtle that sparked mayhem this week on a Jersey Shore route may have left its home in the woods because of recent heavy rains or because of a strong nesting instinct.

Or it might have just had a hankering for something different to eat.

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