Driving home has gotten more problematic lately in that turtles are out sunning themselves on the road to my house. Worse, they don’t stay still. As I drive I find them crawling over the road surface in no predictable manner. And sometimes these little critters really scoot!
Turtles are typically known for being slow critters but when they want, they can really move. This all well and good, but as these are small turtles crawling in dappled sunlight falling through the canopy of trees, unfortunately the turtles often just look just like another shadow until I get right up on them. I try to avoid them but sometimes they seem to travel in the same direction I do when trying to avoid!
So far I have not hit one and I certainly don’t want to but these critters don’t make it easy for me to avoid them.