'Be safe little guy' — Rare terrapins released by Allens Pond

Posted 9/26/13

Fourteen tiny turtles got a grand sendoff and a leg up on very long survival odds Thursday as they were left to fend for themselves by a Westport pond.

"Be safe little guy," a woman said as she let one of the rare diamondback terrapins …

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