You may remember last year when Bill was driving through the flood plains of Oklahoma and Texas. He rescued turtles that were lost or displaced. I shared a couple of them, Kiowa and McQueeny , here at McGuffy’s Reader.
A few weeks ago, Bill was riding his bike when he came upon a tiny baby turtle about the size of a quarter. He just happened to look down and see it as it was on its journey to the lake. Apparently it had hatched in a nearby pond, which was almost dried up. Nature took its course, directly the little turtle to the lake.
Bill wrapped it in his bandana and continued on his ride. On his way to the release, he stopped by the house to show me his new friend. We then walked down to the bog, near the northern edge of the lake. Bill was so excited to have saved such a wee one that no pictures were taken. The release was a success, however.
As we were driving home a couple of weeks ago, another turtle was moving towards open water. Unfortunately, she was crossing roads in her search. Bill stopped the car, running to her rescue. We then parked safely at home and carried her down to the bog. Here she is, as she waits for us to leave her to her business.
Safe at the water's edge.
Please remember to be careful when you are out and about. You share the world with many others, including animals. Critters are often on the move, both day and night. They may be looking for food or perhaps just better living conditions. Sometimes they need a helping hand to get to where they are going.
In celebration of World Turtle Day, I would like to recall my post for World Turtle Day 2012 . Of course, turtles deserve respect and recognition every day; all critters do!
Happy World Turtle Day 2016!