So over the weekend I was driving when I saw this turtle trying to cross a busy street. Turtles aren't something you usually see in a metro area. So, I stopped and got out of my car to help it along. It took about an hour and a half to get across the street, onto the curb and into a grassy area. We then made our way to a nearby pond. It took all afternoon! I hope the turtle is happy in the pond and doesn't feel the need to cross the road again.
Not sure if you can tell by the photos, but this turtle was big...2+ feet from head to tail and over a foot wide. I've never seen a turtle this big outside of a zoo or aquarium.