Spring Creek Trail Turtle Crossing - Edmond, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
N 35° 38.469 W 097° 23.596
14S E 645470 N 3945336
Quick Description: A turtle crossing on a very hot day in Edmond
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 6/14/2018 3:13:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMYGTZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 4

Long Description:
This poor little turtle was crossing the very wide, asphalt Spring Creek Trail when I spotted him. At time this can be a very busy trail with cyclists, walkers, runners, and dogs, all possible dangers to a turtle if you're not paying attention.
The poor little thing stopped and retreated to his shell when he heard/felt me coming. I gently picked him up and put him across the path (same direction he was facing) and across the webbing that lines the side of the trail. Now it was in shade, instead of the heat (it was about 90 degrees at the time I spotted it).
Spring Creek Trail is the new paved multi-use trail at Lake Arcadia, a very popular recreational area. On the day of my visit, hundreds of people were there, relaxing after the free Fishing Derby event held by the city.
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Months most seen crossing: May

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