One Painted Life

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I came across this little girl on my way home today.  She was laying flipped upside down in the center of a highway.  I passed her and knew I had to go back to see if she was alive or not.  It took two turns due to a car or truck but I did get her picked up.  She was alive and well, just scared.

I drove her a short distance to the parking of the ATV trail that goes into the forest.  I have no idea which direction she had been heading.  I doubt it was east or west as that is the direction the road runs.  I hope I guessed correctly.  She was full of water so I am guessing she came from the south side heading north.

After I left her I passed another certainly deceased Painted turtle.  That drives me absolutely mad!  Our highways are not so busy here that one cannot pay attention to what is on the road.  So either people are not paying attention or they are purposely hitting them.  My coworker said she saw tracks going off on another road to purposely run over a turtle laying her eggs.  People are really pathetic.

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