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Green Line faced a hurtle: On the tracks a turtle

At 11:20 a.m., the MBTA reported delays of up to 15 minutes on the Riverside Line as workers "assisted a turtle from the tracks" at Chestnut Hill.

Earlier:
Green Line stopped due to baby ducks.

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How many workers did it take? And wouldn't it be faster to let the turtle finish the crossing itself?

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Could be more than a few minutes if it's a snapper laying eggs and not just one attempting to cross.

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I think you mean hurdle, Adam.

Hurtle means "to move rapidly or forcefully" and no one has ever accused the Green Line of that! Also, it is a verb.

Hurdle means a "barrier" coming from the track event. The Green Line faces a lot of these.

Webster has more here.

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I mean, you're absolutely right, and no one is accusing the Green Line of going too fast on the 100-meter hurtle or whatever, but it had to move fast to move the turtle. Plus, it rhymes. Um, guilty as charged.

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Or, at least, close enough to be a rhyme.

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Playing a Wordle?

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A turtle on the Green Line, the jokes will be flying.

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...Terrapin Station.

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