Now this is only a country road but it leads down to the lake and a fair bit of traffic will travel on it daily. The poor thing was exhausted trying to make it across and it was one of those really hot days with the sun beating down too.
My husband was with me and he went to get a wheelbarrow and a pair of work gloves because this poor turtle was of the snapping variety. I took a bottle of water and poured it over the body hoping to help hydrate him a bit but what a stench when I did that!
The turtle was put in the wheelbarrow and taken to the back forty of the arboretum where there is a pond.
Look at the size of this thing, if anyone knows about these critters and can estimate how old he/she is, we'd like to hear from you in the comment section.