I went to the post office today to mail out the package for my last e-bay auction. On the way there I came upon a red ear crossing the road betwen 2 lakes. I gave it a little thought and decided to just drop him in the lake he was headed for. Then I came upon another slider, a Red-bellied I believe. This one was out in the middle of nowhere for a turtle. No ponds or lakes for miles, so I scooped him up and took him to the closest out of the way lake I could think of.

The third slider had been hit by a car and was unfortunately already dead. I found that one just a few hundred feet from the second one. He looked like he was alive when I was passing by, by on closer inspection he was covered in ants, and his insides were outside.

I guess 2 outa' 3 ain't bad, but I would have preferred 3 outa' three.
john
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"york" > I guess 2 outa' 3 ain't bad, but I would have preferred 3 outa' three.
So what were you doing in the woods? Going for a long walk in the woods at a Highway Rest Stop?
Good work on saving the turtles as you cruised the Truck Stops.
slider, a Red-bellied I believe. This one was out in the middle of nowhere for a turtle. No ponds or lakes for miles, so I scooped him up and took him to the closest out of the way lake I could think of. The

I admire your intentions, but the turtle may know of a water body that you don't. And since turtles tend to try to return to their home ranges, it might be better to trust the turtle next time and simply move it off the road. If that's definitely not a possiblility at least try to make certain you're staying within the same watershed.

Good work though John. Keep it up.
-Z