I always stop for turtles (except snappers) who are crossing the road and help out. This newborn baby painted turtle came perilously close to having a very short life by meeting up with my Ariens Lawn Tractor. Just happened to notice this tiny creature in the nick of time. Put a car key next to him to help appreciate how small he/she is. Transported a few hundred feet safely next to Spring Creek, a perfect sanctuary for a painted turtle to start a new life. I looked for others before cutting again but could find none.
"All the thoughts of a turtle are turtle."
Ralph Waldo Emerson