Actually, s/he didn’t. The turtle was on the median line on Victory Parkway near Gilbert. Had obviously gotten cautious a bit too late.
I was zipping by to get the Sunday Enq from the guy who parks on the median farther down near Rockdale. I had never bought the paper that way before, and since mine wasn’t delivered (my Sunday puzzle fix), I decided to have a small adventure. Might have walked if it hadn’t been raining.
On my return journey, I put on my flashers and stopped right in the middle of the Parkway, to assist the turtle in completing the stalled journey. I picked her/him up and continued across the street in the direction to which that little nose was pointing – directly into the Walnut Hills Cemetery. Where, hopefully, there will be enough space to wander so that road crossing will not be required.
Interestingly, the little person pulled its head into the shell, which I expected. And then pulled up the front of the shell, to totally close up the space! Had never seen or heard about that before. Quite entrancing.
p.s. And just this morning, I learned something else…. deer like peanuts. When I threw peanut pieces out onto the patio this morning for the bluejays (and, of course, the squirrels), a doe walked up and started to munch. Very fastidious and very thorough. The deer feeder had gotten emptied, and she was probably feeling a bit adventurous, too.