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I was driving along and I see something in the road, so I swerve to miss it and then I realize, "OMG That's a little turtle!!!!" So I turned the car around as fast as I possibly could, I didn't even do a three point turn, I did it in one, oh yeah, I'm cool. Anyway...I turned around and pulled over and I run to the other side of the road and pick the poor guy up and I put him on the other side of the road he was trying to get to!! It felt so nice to help something so tiny out. I mean, we have invaded THEIR land with our roads and our cars, it's my duty to help him! Two different cars went by me as I was bringing the poor guy across and they gave me strange looks. Like, "How dare you save that creature!" Sheesh! People these days. ¬_¬
 

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I hope you put him at least half a kilometre into the woods, or did you just leave him at the side of the road, but on the other side.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>KrisMTL</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2896883"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
I hope you put him at least half a kilometre into the woods, or did you just leave him at the side of the road, but on the other side.</div>
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She did the right thing. Turtles have distinct territories, and should not be removed from them. When you move a turtle to get him out of danger, you need to take him in the direction he was going (keeping him pointed in that direction as you carry him, so as not to mess up his sense of direction), and move him only as far as necessary. This is what I've been told by several wildlife rehabilitators.<br><br>
Where I used to live, there were a lot of turtles. I used to help turtles cross the road several times a week during certain times of the year. They're amazing and beautiful creatures.
 

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She did the right thing. Turtles have distinct territories, and should not be removed from them. When you move a turtle to get him out of danger, you need to take him in the direction he was going (keeping him pointed in that direction as you carry him, so as not to mess up his sense of direction), and move him only as far as necessary. This is what I've been told by several wildlife rehabilitators.<br><br>
Where I used to live, there were a lot of turtles. I used to help turtles cross the road several times a week during certain times of the year. They're amazing and beautiful creatures.</div>
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This! I put him on the edge of the water, he was plenty far off the road! I wouldn't dream of putting him on the other side of the road only to be in harms way again. ¬_¬ That's just stupid. Haha. And yeah, 1 km is quite far, he'll be completely out of his "home" if I did that.
 

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good one, OMGvictoria!<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":up:"><br><br>
OK so I have to do this:<br><br>
Q. Why did the turtle cross the road?<br>
A. Because there are compassionate people like OMGvictoria to help them!<br><br>
Not a funny joke but true. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>mlp</strong> <a href="/forum/post/2896911"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
She did the right thing. Turtles have distinct territories, and should not be removed from them. When you move a turtle to get him out of danger, you need to take him in the direction he was going (keeping him pointed in that direction as you carry him, so as not to mess up his sense of direction), and move him only as far as necessary. This is what I've been told by several wildlife rehabilitators.<br><br>
Where I used to live, there were a lot of turtles. I used to help turtles cross the road several times a week during certain times of the year. They're amazing and beautiful creatures.</div>
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yep.<br>
good for you! i've done that on the highway with kittens someone threw out a window. sigh<br>
and i stopped for a turtle once too. but it turned out to be a snapping turtle and attacked me. again, sigh.
 

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My mom once used her umbrella to get a ferocious snapping turtle out of the road. We still sometimes see it in the pond next to the road when we go by that spot.
 
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