After dropping my g/f off at work, I was headed home when I saw a scaly spined tail peeking out from around the crash barrier next to the river-side park... a good-sized turtle was trying to get into the street.
While we don't have Los Angeles or New Jersey type of traffic up here, someone was going to run the buggar over, so I IMed the g/f to let her know I found a turtle (she really likes turtles) so she ran down from her office to take pictures.
I did a quick Google search (thank god for smartphones) and found out how to safely handle a snapper. So I picked it up and we walked it down to the river.
Kind of silly, I know, but I have a real problem with wildlife being hit by vehicles (they were here first, and I don't count running over an animal as part of "natural selection"... legally hunting one is a different story..)
So here I am with my turtle. I guess my shirt was lucky for us both this morning.
PS. The moose in the background is a statue.. lol