While driving along the Branch Road yesterday afternoon we saw a Painted Turtle crossing the road. It was my first turtle sighting this spring. Usually I spy turtles resting along pond- side shores or on half submerged logs or in mounds of grasses, however we have had very high waters this spring and many possible resting places have been obscured or covered with high waters.
Before I could cross the road to follow the turtle I heard a vehicle approaching and I had grave concerns for the turtle's safety. These crossings are hazards for these slow moving domed creatures.