Turtle Thursday

Saw what looked like a clod of dirt on the edge of the road on the way to work this morning. Then, as I passed it, I saw it move. It was a small turtle, attempting to cross the 4-lane road. Other cars passed too close to it, with no one slowing down. I figured it would never make it to the other side, so I turned around and went back for it.

By the time I got there, it was in the middle of the far right lane, and cars were passing right over it. I found a place to park and went to retrieve the beastie, who as it turned out really didn’t like the idea of being picked up. Got a good look at a hooked beak/bill/whatever and a nice pink mouth. I carefully got it off the road and onto the grass, then went back to my car to get something to hold it with. Sacrificed a grocery bag to the cause. Dropped it off at my vet’s office because they are on the other side of the road and back onto some woods that might serve as a good dropping-off point.

Looked like a snapping turtle.