Why Did the Turtle Cross the Road?

Husband saving a wee painted turtle, Awenda 2010

Husband saving a wee painted turtle, Awenda 2010

I have no idea — but when they decide to cross it, they are hell bent and determined.  I affectionately refer to my husband as “The Turtle Whisperer” because whenever we are out driving and we see one on the road, he slams on the brakes (much to the annoyance of the cars behind us), and runs out into traffic to carry it across the road.

Usually, the turtles that we see are small and docile enough to quickly pick up and carry across the road. But what do you do if you come across a large snapping turtle?

One of my turtle-loving friends passed along this video on how to move a snapping turtle without hurting it and without getting your fingers taken off:

How NOT to save wee turtles (I apologize for the horrible video, it’s the only one I could find):

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