Bud, the Hero

Bud, the rescued kitty is now a rescuer!!  This week he found several baby snapping turtles in dire need.

Some were trapped between rocks, one was upside down, and a one was stranded in the tall grass.  Without help, they were doomed.  When Bud found them, I picked them up and took them to the boat ramp and launched them into the Mississippi River.

He found the first two in the woods on Tuesday.  When I was taking them to the water, I came across 4 more in the road.  There are lots of crushed little turtles in the road, so I picked them up and took them along to the shore.  On my back, I found 3 more in the road and launched them, too.  That evening, on my way out of the campground to get a bucket of chicken, I found a baby alligator snapping turtle in the road.  He got launched at the boat ramp, too.   That made 10 in one day!

Today, Bud found 5 more little turtles.  They all got helped to the river, too.

Here are pictures of some of the babies.

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And here is one swimming in the river.



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7 Responses to Bud, the Hero

  1. poussinboi says:

    Without Bud, you wouldn’t have even half the fun 😀
    [Nice video, by the way ;)]

  2. paws4thot says:

    You do realise that Bud now needs another harness, this time in white with international orange stripes (like the US Coastguard).

  3. Jenni says:

    Hurray for Bud the Hero!

  4. Onions & Petunias says:

    ^^^^ Whut dey all said! Bud (and the Cween!) be a hero!

  5. cweenmj says:

    Turtle update: 5 more today (Friday) 😀

    • Onions & Petunias says:

      I think many future generations of turtles will have the Cween and the Bud to thank for their existence.

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