The Turtles Are Back!
November 01, 2011
The fall migration of the Invisible Turtle Colony at the Red Bridge Branch has begun! Although they were frightened into hiding during our recent branch enhancement, the turtles have once again returned to our isles and are causing their usual mischief. As to be expected, the recent rearrangement of materials in the library has caused some disruption.
The turtles that were contently making a habitat in the Large Print area have become more vulnerable with the placement of magazines and Young Adult closer to that location. With the greatest change being the branch’s more open floor plan, the turtles that made their home near the desk have become more active.
The migration's beginnings were observed and noted last week, when turtle incidents rapidly jumped in number. We cannot confirm at this time if the turtles are simply moving to the back of the building as is their custom, or headed for safer locations, such as one of the empty store fronts in the shopping center. We will strive to keep you updated on any further developments. The Turtle Migration Committee also would like to issue the statement that turtle colonies may be forming in other MCPL locations. Confirmation is still pending.
There has been no report from the Uruguayan Invisible Turtle Foundation at the time of this blog’s posting. Canadian Turtle Welfare reports that most of the animals have gone into hibernation. Please be advised that if traveling to Toronto, the colony in that airport, unlike many of their species, do not hibernate and have been known to stowaway in carry-on luggage.
Red Bridge Branch