Touring the grounds of the now mothballed Nanticoke Generating Station in southwestern Ontario, I didn’t expect to see wildlife. The site once housed North America’s largest coal-fired power plant. But as of March, it’s been officially transformed. It’s now home to a solar energy facility.
As our truck bumped along a gravel path above the former powerhouse, I spotted what looked like a derelict car tire. We stopped the vehicle and got out. It was an adult snapping turtle. Perhaps 30 centimetres in diameter, this was no wee pet shop critter…..
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