Box Turtle Rescue

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  1. Bones

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    On my way home from work, I was driving along a curvy stretch of a 2 lane country road when I spotted an Eastern Box Turtle moving as fast as it could across the hot pavement. I couldn't safely stop, no shoulder and i would have gotten rear-ended. The best I could do was hit my flashers and slow down and pass over the turtle. When I did that, the turtle tucked inside its shell and unfortunately, the car behind me clipped it and send it tumbling into the roadside brush and weeds. I was able to pull over about 200 feet down the road and ran back towards the spot where i had seen the turtle.

    After searching for a few minutes, I found it and brought it back to my truck where I discovered it was bleeding and had several cracks in its shell. I call a turtle rescue place that is about 30 miles away and they told me to bring it directly to the emergency vet that they use which was about 1/2 way between where I was and where the turtle sanctuary is.

    Just heard back from them, seems like it will survive with care and rehab.

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  2. telepicker52

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    Props to you for your turtle rescue! Congrats.
     
  3. WetBandit

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    That's awsome man! Good on you!
     
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    Good going Bones!
     
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    The measure of a man is how he treats those who can do nothing for him. This includes animals. You're good people, Bones.
     
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    Good job and good quick thinking. A hero in my book, Bones.
     
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    Great story. That is a lucky turtle...lucky it was you that crossed his path. Long live the turtle.
     
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    Good on ya man! I like hearing about people helping out animals in need, of any kind.
     
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    Excellent human! You have my admiration.

    RAWK!!
     
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    Joining the chorus, Bravo!
     
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    Turtley awesome! You're a good man, Bones.
     
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    Good job ,dont forget to wash your hands young man!
     
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    Poor little fella. Good job though!!
     
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    That is great! I hope I would have done.
     
  15. MrCairo46

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    I saved one years ago. I came home from work and let my two Saint Bernards out and after a few minutes they were barking excitedly at something in the yard. I went and found they had discovered and cornered an Eastern Box. I secured the dogs inside , went back at the turtle was fine, however I lived in a row house about a 1/4 mile from a creek that feeds into the Cheseapeake Bay and I had to leave for gig in the city near Patterson Park. I loaded my gear dropped the turtle in the box and 30 minutes later I set him free in the pond at Patterson Park.
    The next day while cutting my grass my neighbor shared how heartbroken her daughter was about her lost turtle. Seems he'd escaped the Box she put him in the previous afternoon...........
    Nope , never saw it I said.
     
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    Didn't know turtles could hide that much of their bodies.
    Anyways that will buff right off
    Good on you Bones
    Hope the little guy makes it
     
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    Nice one, Bones.
     
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    Friend of the turtle is a friend of mine.

    Good job, Mr B!
     
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  19. Bones

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    "Box Turtle ":p They seal themselves up tighter than a crab's arse. Not all turtles can. Sea Turtles can't at all.
     
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    Thanks for all the comments, nice to see so many turtle fans and not one wise crack about soup:cool:
     
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