Saturday, June 4, 2011

Why did the turtle cross the road?

I saw this little guy trying to cross our road yesterday.  I was so worried about coming home later and finding him smushified that I pulled over and waited for him to cross before I left again.  When he saw me walking toward him, however, he went into hiding, which did not at all help my cause.  So, I got back in the van and moved up a few yards, then watched until he finally did go for it.  This is not the first time I've stopped traffic for a turtle-crossing.  One time Jesse and I got out of my truck in the middle of busy route 28 in Wolfeboro.  Summer traffic was stopped on both sides of the highway while we used a towel to sort of "tempt" a tiny turtle across the pavement.  I like to think all the beeping cars were cheering us on.


  1. I too have stopped to "assist" a turtle before someone could accidently or on purpose hit it. Other than big snappers, I pick them up and move them.
    I was never sure if the blaring horns were a cheer. Thanks for clarifying.

  2. Y'know, I did consider moving the little guy, but for some reason I couldn't do it. I imagined him reaching around with his extra long neck and biting my finger off. Good to know that hasn't happened to you! I will defnitely consider this next time! :)