THE WATER TURTLE
The water turtle
Last summer,on an afternoon while i was in the garden doing some chores to keep it clean.
Suddenly someone was calling me.A woman ,who stood at the frontdoor holding a waterturtle fom about 20 cm in her hands
She told me that my turtle was escaped and was about to cross the road(we don’t have a turtle at all)
We live in a very noisy street,wich is full of traffic
It would be certainly hit by a car or a truck
When i took the waterturtle in my hands it looked straight at me(in the eyes)It seemed not to worry at all.
The shield was slightly damaged probably from an other accident
I put the turtle in the backyard,our two dogs where more scared of the turtle than the other way around.
I was surprised that within a minute the turtle was heading again in to the direction of the street
I took the turtle and walked to the canal near by our home and put it on the edge.
The turtle took a 1m dive after stretching it’s back legs in to position
It didn’t look back,without a twinkling or giving any signal
Appearently it knew that I would bring it back now to a better place
So i did.
I wonder now what has become of the turtle