Lost Turtle

6/28/2013 , , 2 Comments

Guess what I found moving slowly across the road on my way to work yesterday morning?

A huge ass turtle.

He was moving across the street in front of Circle R (gas station). I pulled to the side of the road, parked, and stepped out to help him across so nobody would drive over him. An older guy came out of the store and gave me a weird look. I waved him over and he came to assist me in helping this poor reptile. I went to pick him up, reaching for the edge of his shell, but the guy stopped me.

"You don’t want to do that," he told me. "He’s a snapping turtle. People here will make stew out of him."

I gaped at him, "Are you serious?"

He nodded. "Yup."

And then old Willie came out of the store, saw what we were doing and hollered, "Looks like you have supper there?"

I looked at him and shook my head. "No."

We then tried nudging the turtle across the road with our feet, but the poor guy was scared. I moved in front of him and tried coaxing him forward.

It worked!

He started moving towards me. And then a cute guy stepped in with a fishing net and scooped him in it. He told me he would release him in the river.

I hope so.

I should have made him promise me he would. LOL.

I had told this story on Facebook, but for those of you who aren't following me there, I thought I'd share it with you. :)

Happy Friday! :D


  1. Wow! I love your header Rebekkah. What a cute story. I really enjoyed it. You put a smile on my face. I hope hunky guy did as he said and released the poor thing in the river. :D I'm following you via GFC. Hop on over to my blog I'm featuring Rohit Chaudhury and Game of Thrones. If you enjoy it please leave a comment for him. See you around my friend. :D

  2. Thanks, Vashti! :)

    Yeah, I hope that cute guy kept his word. Last night it took me forever to get to sleep because I was thinking of the poor turtle. I kept thinking I should have made the guy promise me he would release it into the river. I should have watched him handle her. But I was going to be late for work, so I left. :(
    Thanks for following me. I'll go check out your blog. :)