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Old 05-12-2015, 11:55 AM   #1
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The ungrateful turtle!

Yesterday we were on a busy 4-lane road with a grass median when we saw a large turtle trying to cross the road. I've always had a soft spot for turtles crossing the road, so I went to the next crossover, turned around, and went back to help before he got squished! By that time he had gotten into the grass of the median and I had a little trouble finding him. I picked him up, with his head away from me, and started walking him on across the road. Right away I felt something strange, and looked down to see him peeing all over my pants! I had a few choice words for him, but I took him on across the road, down the embankment on the other side, then bid him farewell!

Talk about an ungrateful turtle!!!
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Old 05-12-2015, 12:36 PM   #2
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Old 05-12-2015, 12:54 PM   #3
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Lucky it wasn't a TOAD! You could of had warts in bad places.
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Joe, doing what you did was really nice of you and shows what a good person your are, but causing the turtle to void itself...also will cause it to be dehydrated and possibly cause serious consequences to it.

Of course if you had left it alone, it most definitely could have become road kill....so maybe the dehydration is the better choice.

In any case, you've learned a valuable lesson...one that we desert rats learn at a very young age.

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Talk about an ungrateful turtle!!!
He'd probably just spent the last 2 hours crossing the road and you took him back to the other side again.

I'd have been P*****d as well
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He'd probably just spent the last 2 hours crossing the road and you took him back to the other side again.

I'd have been P*****d as well
LOL. Now that was FUNNY
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It's rained SO hard here the last month, that things are coming out of the woods....

Do NOT pick up this type that was in my front yard the other day:
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Thats funny Joe... Glad you helped a critter though.... Turtles need to be relocated going the same way they were,,, or they'll turn around... Friday night (actually Sat morning) I braked the big truck for a fox on the interstate and a dog in town....
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Thats funny Joe... Glad you helped a critter though.... Turtles need to be relocated going the same way they were,,, or they'll turn around... Friday night (actually Sat morning) I braked the big truck for a fox on the interstate and a dog in town....

Yep, I kept him going the same way!
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It's rained SO hard here the last month, that things are coming out of the woods....

Do NOT pick up this type that was in my front yard the other day:
You can pick up this kind by the back end of the shell....if they are too big...get a big stick and get it to snap onto it and pull it in the original direction they were headed...
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You can pick up this kind by the back end of the shell....if they are too big...get a big stick and get it to snap onto it and pull it in the original direction they were headed...

If I picked him up like that he'd pee in my face!
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Here in Florida the tortoises are protected... But almost daily I have to remove them from my driveway.. Not unusual to look out my window and see 4-5 grazing in the back yard....I to stop and move them out of harms way.. If you keep them straight and head towards you they usually don't Pee..and if they do the barrels pointed the other way..lol
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