Turtle Crossing -- Dallas TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 32° 46.378 W 096° 53.525
14S E 697434 N 3628084
Quick Description: We found a turtle wandering in a parking lot and relocated it to a nearby creek.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 10/5/2012 7:26:28 AM
Waymark Code: WMFE48
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ChapterhouseInc
Views: 18

Long Description:
While out benchmarking and caching we saw a turtle next to a speed hump in a big parking lot. We thought it would move on, but after we found the cache and could NOT find the benchmark we were looking for, we saw that the turtle was still there. We decided to move it out of the parking lot into the wooded area with a creek in it that the turtle was pointed at anyway.

It had been raining lately and the creek was pretty high, so we put her in a calmer drainage channel area.

We *hoped* she was a red-eared slider (not a snapping turtle) when we picked her up, and then after we put her in the creek she poked her head out and we were sure!
Species Link: [Web Link]

How often turtles cross:

Months most seen crossing: whenever the mood strikes them -- we think she was avoiding a fast-creek after lots of rain

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