Rock Ramps at North Texas Park Help Turtles Exit the Water

Some turtles having a tough time crawling out of an updated North Texas pond can now use special exit ramps.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Thursday thawt the small lake at Boys Ranch Park in Bedford was lined with concrete and has steeper embankments. The reptiles were having a tough time getting in and out of the water.

City workers have installed three exit ramps made of rocks to make navigation easier for the turtles and other water-friendly creatures, like ducks.

City spokeswoman Natalie Foster says the plan originally called for one ramp for turtles, then workers realized that wasn't enough.

The small turtle ramps measure about 5 feet long and 2 feet wide and are not meant for boats.

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