Monday, June 11, 2012

Turtle Saving!

One of my favorite things to do is save turtles from the road. To date, I have saved 3 turtles! The 2nd turtle I saved looked small from the car, but it turned out to be at least 10 pounds! It had the tail of a (no lie!) stegosaurus!

Yes, one of these...

I had trouble picking it up, but I did and moved it to the side of the road, out of harms way.  Hooray me!

So imagine my joy when I left the house the other day to find this little guy hanging out by our garage!  He was the littlest turtle I've seen in the 'wild'.  Much smaller than any turtle I've ever picked up.

I tried to bring him inside and feed him a green bean, but he didn't want it.  As you can tell from the photo, I only grab turtles around the middle because I am not a fan of turtle bites-or pain of any kind.  However, I was shocked when this little guy stuck his neck out farther than I thought possible and almost got me!  He reached it all the way around to my fingers!  I put him down quickly and he didn't try that again.  I set him free in our backyard.  I named him Squirtle.