They have a history of moving turtles out of roadways, so it was an easy decision to stop and make sure this guy wasn’t on a death mission. She got out of the car and attempted to get behind the guy and push him along with her foot, but this turtle was having none of that. Every time She would move behind him, he would turn to face her. When they realized that walking around was just making the turtle spin, they decided She would get in front to distract him, and He would pick him up from behind.
It seemed like a good plan – who knew a Turtle’s neck is so long? That guy reached out and if weren’t for the quick reflexes He has, He would have been snapped!
References say a snapping turtle can live 30 – 40 years, and judging by the size of this one, he had been around for quite a while. They finally decided if he had done well without their help for this long, he would probably be okay. So, they made a pact with him, and the turtle agreed he wouldn’t get in the road if they wouldn’t try to pick him up again.
Doesn’t it look like he’s making that promise? (Men’s shoe size 9.5 shown for scale).