Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Stop For Turtles

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 245 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 2 Responses Dec 10, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 2 Responses Aug 21, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    Michael this is for you I know I have been fighting a lot these past few days in school.I'm so sorry I promise I will try and stop even Nate sod it I don't want to hurt you by...
    MusicLover4Eternity MusicLover4Eternity 13-15, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I got let go from my job last Thursday. I feel somewhat relieved and very sad because of all the great people I use to work with that brought me so much joy and happiness into my...
    NiteOwlet NiteOwlet 22-25, F 5 Responses 23 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I want to stop the "evening drink" routine. Coming home and then having drinks before bed. I don't typically get drunk but do get tipsy sometimes. It's a habit and I don't like it...
    lizannblue77 lizannblue77 36-40, F 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    As a young girl, I saw my mom beatean so many times that whenever she left the house, I would sit with my sad, scared little face and wait to see if she would return. I often had...
    FelicitySmoak FelicitySmoak 31-35, F 5 Responses 6 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I need to start making myself look more presentable...I spent about 7 or 8 years of my life wallowing in depression. Putting my life in the hands of others and never doing things...
    alostone alostone 22-25, F 23 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've kind of grown into accepting that my life will never be private. I might as well air everything out because the world's going to figure it out anyways. Google me, you'll find...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies 56-60, M 23 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Lol it's so funny but sometimes makes me cry.. I think I'm losing my mind,I just can't be alone after my first special someone became an ex I just can't be alone.. I' shall join...
    Sophiakhan1 Sophiakhan1 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I think that after finding a small bruise on my leg today, it reminded me of having multiple bruises and being forced against my will. I hate it.
    GodsArte GodsArte 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have got wake up at five in the morning, brew coffee, and stare at the birds drowning in the darkness of the dawn. I have got to sit next to the girl in the uni who’s reading...
    deephuman deephuman 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I will hit a month Thursday. Wow. It has been emotionally draining to deal with. I can't stand the smell of a cigarette. At the same time I still have the cravings. I realize I now...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 31-35, F Apr 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    at first when I bring up, my wife said (really,). Maybe later. I keep thanking , how ? Then one night when we went to bed ,I went down on her. She went wild, I didn't stop . I went...
    cageup cageup 46-50, M Mar 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I jest cant stop i dont want to give in and bat im adicted lest nghit i said to myself i stop bat i jest dont stop i did it again today i dont like it sure i like when im doing...
    niceguy6996 niceguy6996 22-25, M Apr 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    when i was 7 years old my dad killed himself. it took a toll on the whole family, my grandma has never been the same i went into a state were i thought i was gonna die every single...
    SpideyAlyx SpideyAlyx 13-15, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Can't stop don"t wanna stop! SmokeDawg til I die, BIIAAAATCH!!!!!
    GmoneySmokeDawg GmoneySmokeDawg 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm a 26 year old girl in the UK, I have a long chocolate brown hair down to my waste and have wanted to shave it off completely for 2 years now. My fantasy is to walk into a...
    goshort99 goshort99 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Like me or hate me? Think what you may? I can't stop thinking about a big female chest. One that's all natural.One that is large and heavy.One that bounces up and down. One that...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M Apr 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Honestly a true story ...long ago like any normal day just leaving my house driving my 87' dodge pickup truck drove around a corner to an intersection as I was stopped at stop sign...
    joophomme joophomme 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 18

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am ready to make my life simple. I am ready to look outside and enjoy the sunshine and watch my children play. I am ready to stop striving for much and hand myself over to God...
    cadenceblue cadenceblue 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My ex of 5 years, the father of my child, has been messing around and it's only been a month. I can't stop crying for multiple reasons. 1. He doesn't ever call or try to...
    krmdr krmdr 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    PLEASE stop asking me for my Kick, Snpcht (yes, I misspelled them on purpose), Inst, pictures of my face, etc. I don't put them up for a reason. They are personal! This is an...
    tessagj14 tessagj14 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I had a terrible nightmare last night, and I can't get over it. I was raped, and I didn't know by whom and I was suddenly like four months pregnant. Everyone at school was laughing...
    kingbrizo kingbrizo 18-21 Apr 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I had a terrible nightmare last night, and I can't get over it. I was raped, and I didn't know by whom and I was suddenly like four months pregnant. Everyone at school was laughing...
    kingbrizo kingbrizo 18-21 Apr 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Found this on tubler, really strong. Before you self harm in any way, you should probably know what you’re getting into. Before you make that cut, please keep in mind that you...
    josef2000 josef2000 13-15, M 3 Responses Apr 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My friends travel with bf. I am single, so it is difficult for me to find travel companions. I won't stop travelling even if I am single.
    fitwealth fitwealth 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    There are 3 people who I grew up believing were my siblings because I was taken from my real family when I was very young and didn't know and these 3 people were some that would...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hi, I'm Abby. I'm currently 17 going 18. I'm from Malaysia. I have a mother and a father. I have two older half-sisters and a half-brother. My father is my mother's second husband...
    abskingggk abskingggk 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Finally, today, I put my dog on a leash and went for a walk. This may not sound like a very big accomplishment to most people. But for me, it is the beginning of a new adventure. I...
    melodygirl111 melodygirl111 46-50, F 1 Response a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Me and my girlfriend broke up. after almost 2 months clean of cutting I relapsed and now my arms are covered once again :( I wish I could stop but it's all I know
    IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 13-15, M 4 Responses Mar 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Ive been clean for a year... I completely forgot how it feels, the pain. I guess i just feel empty, and invisible. No one really gives a **** if im around. I have friends, but i...
    TheRebel17 TheRebel17 16-17, F