The (turtle) battle of Mill Lake (

Western painted turtles have struggled with habitat loss and invasive species for decades.

"Two types of turtles call Mill Lake Park in Abbotsford home. One belongs there, and one does not.

The western painted turtle is BC’s only native freshwater turtle. Seven or eight of them live in the park, laying eggs and basking in the sunlight as the seasons turn.

For decades, their peaceful existence has been threatened by a faster-growing, distant cousin: the red-eared slider."

Article by Grace Giesbrecht - Fraser Valley Current

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The (turtle) battle of Mill Lake (