Catch and release: it’s really easy when you are talking about a turtle. 1. Approach turtle. 2. Pick up turtle. 3. Set down turtle.
I was walking home from the train after church and I saw it crossing the road…and there were two cars about a block away and heading toward it! So I picked it up, put it on the sidewalk (on the side it was heading towards) and put it down.
About halfway home from the turtle, I had the thought that I should have brought it home with me, then made posters proclaiming “FOUND: TURTLE” with a photo and posted them in the neighborhood. But I didn’t. I wonder if it was looking for some mud to bury itself in for the winter?