On our walk this morning, with a very excited Bear, a truck pull over in front of us and set a box turtle in the grass. His passenger said “better than in the road!” I couldn’t agree more because I’ve done the same thing.
I was heading home from being out of town with my little sister along some fairly busy county roads when we came across a big water turtle in the middle on the two lanes. I pulled over and picked him up to get carry him to the side of the road and he hissed at me!
I don’t know if you have ever been hissed at by a turtle but its surprising and a bit of a wet hiss. He surprised me so much that I nearly dropped him but managed not to and placed him safely – if quickly – on the other side of the road in the direction that he had been heading.
In the long run saving one turtles life may not be huge but I like to thing that the act made things better and that it changed the world for at least that turtle.