In the early hours of December 7, a staff member here at Red Bridge was able to get a clear photograph of one of the "Invisible Turtles" making their home in that Branch. The size of the colony remains unconfirmed, but based on the number of missing library materials, items vanished from the staff fridge, (mainly half-drunk sodas and cookies) and the number is believed to be between fifteen and twenty-five. An accurate number of the turtles will not be possible until the turtles are caught, tagged, and re-released.
With the arrival of Spring, the colony of invisible turtles at the library are preparing to come out of their hiding places of the winter and begin their nine month stint of causing the usual chaos here at the Red Bridge Branch. We are still not certain if any of the turtles from the neighboring grocery store have taken up residence with us, but research is underway. It’s our belief that since the information has gotten out about the endangered animals, turtle-related accidents have been reduced by at least 40%.