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I Stop For Turtles

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 239 People

    Just Last Week

    I was taking my little boy to his grandparents and thought there was a strange rock in the road... It was a little guy with a mostly yellow speckled shell. We got out of the car and walked the rest of the way up, and we had to pet the "tutle" who had decided to...
    MISTRESSROXY MISTRESSROXY 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 3, 2009

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    Who Wouldn't?

    I mean they live to be so old and they are so peaceful... they inspire me to mediate everyday!
    Parthenopeaigle Parthenopeaigle 36-40, F Aug 30, 2010

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    Save The Turtles!!!!

    I guess I only stop for them because I wouldn't want to kill anything. And because I had a pet turtle once that I found crossing the street in front of my house. I ran out there and grabbed it because I knew it would be killed if I didn't.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 25, 2009

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    Passed To The Next Generation

    I have saved turtles from the time of my childhood til now - not telling age :) After having children, they have always watched and helped me save turtles going across roads, etc.... as they grew up. Now, my adult children stop and save the turtles, they always are telling me...
    gettinn2goatin gettinn2goatin 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 28, 2012

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    Used To, Anyway

    Seeing this group made me realize that all the development around here means I haven't seen a turtle trying to cross the road in at least a decade. Years ago I even stopped once or twice and carried the turtle to the other side of the road so it wouldn't get squashed.
    ChipmunkErnie ChipmunkErnie 61-65, M 5 Responses Dec 1, 2009

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    Finally a Normal Positive Group On Here

    Of course all animals deserve much respect, and we are responsible for not interfering their lives and letting them live normally.
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 2 Responses Jul 23, 2009

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    Questioned By Police

    The town where I live has many streams and ponds. I frequently see turtles trying to cross the road. When I do, I stop and help them along. One time after I did a police officer stopped me and asked what was going on. After I explained that I carried a turtle out of the road...
    accomplice accomplice 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 26, 2010

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    In the south there's a lot of turtles in the

    road, I pick me up and put them to the size of the road, it's sad to see a squished turtle in the road.
    countrygirlISTaylor countrygirlISTaylor 16-17, F Jul 31

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    They Could Use A Helping Hand

    Most turtles that I've ever seen outside are heavy and slow and unable to get out of the way of moving vehicles if they're on the road, so whenever I've been driving and saw a turtle on the road I've stopped and moved him or her off to the side and onto the grass. On the way out...
    eleanorssong eleanorssong 56-60, F 1 Response Feb 13, 2012

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    If I See One In The Road ~ I Stop!

    I do not just stop for the turtle I will move it across the road in the direction it was headed. I figure at least it knows where it wants to go, and i should make it a little safer of a trip for it. And yes I am a hunter and fisherman too, and I definitely believe in saving...
    wjk1849 wjk1849 46-50, M Mar 11, 2013

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    When I Was Little

    I was born in and grew up in the Galapagos. Giant marine iguanas. Tortoises. Giant land iguanas. Winged albatrosses. Sea lions, fur seals, dolphins, star fish, even sharks! Loads of birds and wildlife. And turtles. My home was right on the beach front. Tourists would stay in our...
    MummaToAZoo MummaToAZoo 36-40, F Mar 16, 2013

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    Weird

    As cruel as I am, I do in fact stop for turtles.  I even make the person I'm riding with stop so I can get out and move the things to the side of the road.  I don't know what makes me do such a kind act... maybe it's that other part of me that doesn't want to see an...
    XCRevolution XCRevolution 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 28, 2009

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    And Frogs, Toads, And Other Critters!

    It's the right thing to do and as long as I can hobble my butt out there, I'll move them out of harm's way. :)
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2010

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    Helping the Turtle Cross the Road

    One of the few pleasant memories I have from my marriage was the turtles. Turtles, as everyone in this group knows, have a very difficult time crossing the road. When we were driving, and we saw a turtle, we would immediately put on the breaks, RUN to see if the turtle was alive...
    GenesiusRedux GenesiusRedux 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 21, 2013

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    Turtles are cool. :3 .........
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    Short of breath and stomach pains.. The tears just won't stop... :'(
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