Pic of road sign in GA

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My "babies mama" ...lol, my ex sent me this. This pic is especially heartening after witnessing what can only be called a slaughter along Rt 95 last week in NC on the way down to Murrells inlet. It had apparently rained quite a bit....and it was the worse turtle-kill I ever saw......hundreds, mostly smooth water turtles, I assume Red ears or the like over as many miles.

I love this pic

Enjoy.....

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I've hardly ever seen softshells on the road, but two weeks ago I drove over a bridge in Mississippi covered with bodies. It took me a moment to process what I saw.

Your pic reminded me of this much happier picture posted (yesterday?) from Red Rock Canyon.

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1624674776154.jpeg My husband rescued this one the other day while walking the dogs. It was upside down on its back in a parking lot and not moving. Once he carefully turned it over and moved it to safety, it scampered off. The Golden Retriever that owns that paw was quite interested in the process!
 

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I found these two in the same day in Georgia a couple of weeks ago. Rescued both of them.
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I moved the red-eyed male about 100 feet off the road into heavy brush in the direction he was already going. He was in a very rural area lots of woods and not too much traffic.

The female was in the middle of a very busy road, literally on the double line right in the middle with cars speeding by at 55 mph. I have no idea how she wasn't killed. I literally stopped traffic and grabbed her. People looked at me like I was nuts. Didn't care at all. The area where she was was surrounded by houses with dogs and mowers, roads and lots of cars. I don't know where she came from or how she got there, but it was not a safe area. I made the difficult decision to drive her to a heavily wooded area next to a large pond with a long stream about a mile away. I did not want to move her to a different territory, but leaving her anywhere near the area where she was found would have almost certainly led to her death. I hope I made the right call and I hope she lives a long life and makes lots of babies.

I've been working in GA for about three years now. I've never seen a single wild turtle of any kind there. Found both of these two on the same day about 15 miles apart on my drive to work.
 

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That's a shame about the traffic. Here, when there's a vehicle sideways across the lane, you know someone's moving a turtle. Not as common to cross paths with them as 30 years ago, but still done.
 

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That's a shame about the traffic. Here, when there's a vehicle sideways across the lane, you know someone's moving a turtle. Not as common to cross paths with them as 30 years ago, but still done.
I pulled the rental car off to the side of the road and used my body to block traffic. I like your way better. :)
 

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I have lived in my current house for 5 years and never found a box turtle anywhere on my street, but two weeks ago I found a deceased hatchling in the backyard. So they can be very secretive. I’m hopeful there are more babies out there and being very careful when I mow the grass now…
 
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I found these two in the same day in Georgia a couple of weeks ago. Rescued both of them.
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I moved the red-eyed male about 100 feet off the road into heavy brush in the direction he was already going. He was in a very rural area lots of woods and not too much traffic.

The female was in the middle of a very busy road, literally on the double line right in the middle with cars speeding by at 55 mph. I have no idea how she wasn't killed. I literally stopped traffic and grabbed her. People looked at me like I was nuts. Didn't care at all. The area where she was was surrounded by houses with dogs and mowers, roads and lots of cars. I don't know where she came from or how she got there, but it was not a safe area. I made the difficult decision to drive her to a heavily wooded area next to a large pond with a long stream about a mile away. I did not want to move her to a different territory, but leaving her anywhere near the area where she was found would have almost certainly led to her death. I hope I made the right call and I hope she lives a long life and makes lots of babies.

I've been working in GA for about three years now. I've never seen a single wild turtle of any kind there. Found both of these two on the same day about 15 miles apart on my drive to work.
the second turtle has gorgeous skin, like he's made from mahogany and leather
 

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the second turtle has gorgeous skin, like he's made from mahogany and leather
Yeah, she was very heavy. Both of them seemed very healthy and solid. Here is the plastron of the second one. She was keeping an eye on me:
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Here is where I let her go. She is visible in both pictures, but good luck spotting her:
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Yeah, she was very heavy. Both of them seemed very healthy and solid. Here is the plastron of the second one. She was keeping an eye on me:
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Here is where I let her go. She is visible in both pictures, but good luck spotting her:
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For once I spotted one 😁in a picture... and not from expertise but from what I've only read a very good call. Maybe that's where she was headed but someone built a road.
 
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